Saturday, September 28, 2013

Greetings from Carmel!

Praised be Jesus Christ!

Thank you for visiting! I set up this website to explain why I have decided to enter formation with the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles, and to ask for some help as I move forward.

Since August of 2013, I have been a Candidate with the Carmelite Sisters, along with five other girls. The entire process to become a perpetually-professed sisters is 10 or 11 years (a long time...), and Candidacy is the first set in the process.  I have lots of time and formation to go! 

This year, as a Candidate, I live a life similar to the Sisters. I'm out of bed at 4:40 and shuffling down the hall for coffee so I can stay awake during prayers. We join the Sisters for Morning Prayer, meditation and Mass. During the day, I work full time in the Sisters' Advancement Office, and they keep me busy! We join the Sisters for Evening prayer and Night Prayer, as well. We live our lives as Candidates simply, without distractions, in order to be able to discern God's will for us. We are living in imitation of the Sisters, as much as possible, before actually entering the Community.

God willing, the next step of formation will be Postulancy, but before I can more forward I need to pay off $23,000 worth of student loans and have some money saved up as well for health insurance premiums during formation. I know that if it is God's will for me to move forward, He will provide for me.

Please consider helping if you are able to. I have been so touched by the support I've received from the people in my life as I've made this decision. I am asking for help now, so that I am free to follow Christ more closely. 

Please keep me in your prayers as I continue to discern God's will! You will most certainly be in my prayers as well! 

If you wish to donate, please visit my FundRazr site here:

If you would prefer to send me a check instead (or letters! I would love to hear from each of you!) in the mail, my address is:

Candidates of the Heart of Mary
Attn: Leah DesGeorges
819 Buena Vista Street
Duarte, CA 91010

God Reward You! I am so, so grateful to each of you!