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Flower of Carmel Hermitage, Inc.

PO Box 1221

Camp Hill, PA  17001 (this zip code is correct and is for this PO Box).

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Christ is Risen. May the peace of Christ be with you!
Happy Easter to All!

Wow, time sure flies, here we are, Our dear has risen from the dead after suffering for our sins.

May God grant you a healthy, happy, peace-filled, Easter Season.

I thought you might like to hear good news, regarding the hermit’s and the progress of a Laura of hermit sisters,  so here we go.
A little update from my hermitage to you all.    I am pleased and happy to say that a generous family has donated a small piece of land for us to start our colony of hermits this New Year.  There is myself and two other hermits  + three other “hope to be hermits” in the discernment process.  We have the plans and the land layout done and the perk test on the property was approved, so as you can see we are moving forward to the next step.  On to the next step.


What is the next step?    We will be posting our progress and keeping all of you informed.  We ask for your prayers as we move forward and be assured of ours.


I now have a question for each of you. IS HE CALLING YOU to help build this colony?  We will need financial and material support.    Now is the time to answer the call.  We can’t do it without you.


Did you know that Flower of Carmel Hermitage is not Monetarily supported by the church?

Help support the vocation and needs of the hermits.  

Thank you, and may God reward you!

Do you feel called to the eremitical life? Would you like to learn more?

The Flower of Carmel Hermitage is depending on God’s Divine Providence to bring good souls
who are called to the eremitical life.

Read Sr. Mary Catherine Rose’s Interview from The Catholic Witness

Read Sr. Mary Catherine Rose’s Interview from LifeSite News

Did you know that Flower of Carmel Hermitage is not Monetarily supported by the church?

Help support the vocation and needs of the hermits.  

As donors, you can become partakers in their mission for the Glory of God and the salvation of souls.

Thank you, and may God reward you!

Learn More About Us


Hermits “devote their lives to the praise of God and salvation of the world through a stricter separation from the world, the silence of solitude and assiduous prayer and penance.” They manifest to everyone the interior aspect of the mystery of the Church, that is, personal intimacy with Christ. Hidden from the eyes of men, the life of the hermit is a silent preaching of the Lord, to whom he has surrendered his life simply because he is everything to him. Here is a particular call to find in the desert, in the thick of spiritual battle, the glory if the Crucified One. (from Catechism of the Catholic Church)


Guided by the Holy Ghost, each Hermit Sister uses the gifts God gave her to build the Kingdom of God here on earth. We assist women interested in the eremitical vocation and provide spiritual direction and counsel.


The local bishop is supporting us in forming a Laura, a community of hermits living on the same land in their own hermitages — in the silence of solitude, alone with God — and coming together on Sun-days and Feast days for Vespers and a common meal and recreation. He said: “I welcome (a Laura); it would be a blessing for the Diocese and a powerhouse of prayer.” The name of the Laura would be: “Traditional Hermit Sisters of St. Joseph and Mary.” St. Joseph is our patron and protector; and, Mary is our model and our Mother.

Lend your support!

Please Support the Flower of Carmel Hermitage

This will help support the needs of the hermitage and promotion of the eremitical vocation.  Hermits depend on the divine providence of God, as such, donations are greatly appreciated.

Thank you and may God reward your generosity.  God bless.

What you do to the least of my people, you do unto to me.  –Matthew: 25:40

Flower of Carmel Hermitage, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt corporation.

The official registration and financial information of the Flower of Carmel Hermitage can be obtained from the
Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free  1-800-732-0999  Registration does not imply endorsement.

Please consider a donation to the Hermitage.  By doing so, you become a partaker in supporting the hermit, her mission and vocation.

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