The Carmelite Monastery is one of 68 monasteries in the United States. The nuns are part of the Carmelite Order of Catholic nuns, which is one of hundreds of Catholic orders. Most of the interaction the sisters have with the public is through two prayer intention boxes in the chapel, which is open daily for the public and mass. They receive about 20 written prayer requests per day.
“We read those seriously and pray for those people,” Mother Teresita says. “People ask for everything from family problems and health issues to world problems.”