Sr. Teresa

Sr. Teresa

Sr. Teresa

In my search for guidance and direction for my life’s journey, I appointed Saint Thérèse as guide.

Her picture held a place of honour in our home. I read the Story of a Soul at a young age and was deeply impressed. Later in life, I read it again and I have no doubt that Little Thérèse led me to Tallow, On my arrival at the Convent, a cheerful Sister greeted me. I was introduced to the Prioress and having shared my story with her, I found that to my own astonishment, I was seriously seeking admittance to Carmel, Tallow. I left that little reception room full of joy and excitement.

Some weeks later, I revisited and met the community. The Sisters were most warm and courteous and put me at ease. Following the interview I was given the opportunity of a ‘live-in experience. At this stage, I was still expecting Carmel to be like it was for St. Thérèse. I also expected a lot of austerity and sternness. Instead, I came to a modern up to date monastery with a vibrant and dynamic community of diverse talents and viewpoints.

Above all, however, I knew I had arrived at a true house of prayer and a community of prayer where each Sister’s primary relationship was with God and from that wellspring and centred in that source, all other relationships grew. This was the focus I also desired. Now, I knew, I had found a Community of Sisters who would be my family travelling on our journey to God, whilst praying at all times in the silence of our hearts for one another and for the entire human family.