Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus – Northern Province

Vocation Director

Sister Maria Faustina, DCJ

Phone: 616-915-2447

2161 Leonard St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

The Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus (DCJ) were founded in 1891 in Berlin, Germany, to bring the contemplative spirit of Carmel into the active apostolate with the aim of drawing all souls to Christ and thereby consoling His Sacred Heart. Their charism has a deeply contemplative dimension. The life of a Carmelite
is one devoted to penance, reparation, silence, and, most importantly, seeking union with God in prayer. In addition to chanting the Divine Office four times a day in community, their way of life also calls them to a half hour of silent contemplative prayer before the tabernacle in both the morning and the evening, a time to simply remain in His presence and love.

From this prayer flows their active works, which as Carmelites DCJ takes the form of being mothers who provide homes of love for the old and the young where they can be close to our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament and experience daily His love for them. All they do, whether in active works or in prayer, is done in a spirit of reparation and with a burning desire for the salvation of souls.


415 Michigan Avenue NE, Suite 420
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 832-2575

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