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Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus (CDCJ)

Sister Anne MarieAbout:
The Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus (Northern Province) are deeply indebted to our Mother Foundress, Blessed Maria Teresa of St. Joseph for her courage and perseverance in following through with God`s holy will in her regard-in spite of almost insurmountable obstacles.
 
The Carmelite Sisters have a contemplative/active charism - fiercely loyal to the Church and loyal to the special spirit of the Order and to all the beautiful Carmelite Saints.
 
The congregation is international. In addition to many foundations in Europe, Canada, and the USA, Sisters are conducting very fruitful apostolates in Nicaragua, Venezuela, Mexico, Brazil, Africa, Iceland and Russia.
 
At St. Ann’s Home, where the Order serves in Grand Rapids, faith is the guiding principle. Faith supports the mission to provide a loving and spiritual community for older adults to live a life of caring and wholeness, ultimately inspired by the Carmelite Sisters’ foundation of fraternity, service and prayer.
 
As the 23-acre campus was developed, the Sisters who continue to own St. Ann’s today, decided the four distinct living areas within the overall community would be named in honor of four saints: Mary, Elizabeth, Joachim and Joseph.
 
Fraternity, service and prayer are more than mere words at St. Ann’s. While the home's roots are embedded deep within the Catholic Church, the expressions of the Carmelite Sisters and the memory of four saints the facility honors affirms that residents of all faiths are welcome with open arms. Each resident is treated with the care and compassion that every child of God deserves. Daily Mass and spiritual support are available around the clock to anyone who needs a hand to hold, a shoulder to lean on, or an ear to listen.
 
Director of Vocations:
Sister Maria Giuseppe
Provincial Superior
1230 Kavanaugh Place
Milwaukee, WI 53213 
(414) 453-4040