The last time I played yenta for a group of sisters looking for a chaplain, the results were pretty good! HERE
Today I received a note from Mother Mary Bethany OCD, of the Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Georgetown, California (D. Sacramento).
They need a new chaplain by MARCH.
I asked for some details and Mother wrote back:
We are requesting a (reverent) Novus Ordo Mass, which most of our Sisters are used to. Our Divine Office is in English also.
Our chaplain would have the use of a furnished house on our property, a car, a stipend commensurate with his needs and/or our abilities. We would hope for Confessions every two weeks, and a Benediction /Adoration service on Sunday afternoons.
We are located in the Sierra Nevada foothills in a quiet rural place, so our chaplain should be able to endure silence & solitude, with some limited apostolate to the little town of Georgetown if he is able. Not necessary.
There are 14 of us, 2 novices in formation and 12 black veils, ranging in age from 20 – 85.
We’re dedicated to St Therese , we love the Holy Face devotions, we love St Teresa of Avila!
Our bishop is Jaime Soto (Sacramento) and he is aware of our search.
Our phone is 530-333-1617.
Fr. Yenta now steps aside.
I won’t do this very often. However, when I saw their page about the restoration of a statue of Our Lady of the Clergy, I admit that my cold, black heart warmed slightly for maybe.. two beats. I’ve been looking for a statue of her for a while.