Work - Carmelite Monastery - Knock, Tranquilla
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Work is an important part of life in Carmel. In the unspectacular hours of work:

“We become one with Jesus, ‘the Carpenter’s Son’.”


In union with our brothers and sisters, especially the poor, we work to earn our living.

We do this by making the altar breads used at Mass, sewing, making cards and other crafts.

Like Mary at Nazareth, we carry out the chores of every home –cooking, housekeeping, laundry – the list goes on!

In an atmosphere of silence and solitude we work diligently but not anxiously – placing our trust in the Providence of our heavenly Father.

“The Lord does not look so much at the greatness
of our works as at the love with which they are done”
– St. Teresa

“(All work) taking care of the sick, helping with household chores,
working at the simplest tasks are all ways of serving the Guest (Jesus)
who comes to be with us. Does it matter whether we serve
in one way or the other?” – St Teresa