Lord, God of Hosts.
My soul is longing and thirsting
for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my soul ring out their joy
to the Living God.
Our community consists of Catholic women who have come together from many different backgrounds and previous religious experience to live together the Teresian Carmelite vocation.
Its aim is to enable us to support each other as we endeavour to witness to the gospel through the complete gift of ourselves to God in a life of love and service.
Inspired by the spiritual way marked out for us by Saint Teresa of Avila, our primary mission in the Church is one of contemplative prayer.
The Carmelite monastery at Quidenham is situated twenty two miles from the cathedral city of Norwich at the hub of the diocese of East Anglia. Established here since 1948, we belong to a living tradition of Carmelite life whose origins stem from a group of hermits living on Mount Carmel in the Holy Land in the twelfth century and whose monasteries are today a worldwide presence.