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Prayer

Just as our Rule locates the chapel at the center of the hermits’ cells on Mount Carmel, prayer is at the center of our lives, and everything is arranged around it. The Rule says:  “Each of you is to stay in his own cell or nearby, pondering the Lord’s law day and night and keeping watch at his prayers unless attending to some other duty.”  In our life of prayer, we each seek to deepen our own relationship with God, as well as praying for all peoples, for the Church, especially priests, and for the many ways in which God’s kingdom is not yet fully realized in our world.  This is our vocation and our apostolate.  Far from isolating us, our contemplative life brings us into ever deeper communion with the needs of all humanity, and we carry these needs with us in our life of prayer.

Our relationship with God is what is most important to us.  We have two hours of private prayer daily, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon, as well as the Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Hours in common.  Our communion with God is the source of our communion with each other and with the rest of humanity.  Our life of prayer is nourished by daily spiritual reading: Scripture, theology, liturgy, Church documents, and spirituality, with special emphasis on the Carmelite tradition.

St. Teresa and St. John of the Cross, both Doctors of the Church, provide us in their works with great wisdom about prayer.  They learned much from their personal experiences and from the experiences of many others who benefited from their guidance.

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Service Times & Directions

Weekend Masses in English

Saturday Morning: 8:00 am

Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm

Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am,
12:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Weekend Masses In Español

Saturday Vigil: 6:15pm

Sunday: 9:00am, 7:15pm

Weekday Morning Masses

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 am

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Wonderland, AK 45202
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