A Glimpse Into the Life of a Cloistered Nun

Sister Clare Joseph is a Carmelite nun in Terre Haute, Indiana. She and her sisters live a life of silence and contemplation behind a ‘grille’ and rarely leave the convent. Formerly an active volunteer working with the poor and the dying, Sister Clare Joseph felt God was asking her to a life of prayer. She says that she is trusting God to do the active work that she would like to do.

“We come here and we have nothing, but it doesn’t feel like we have nothing — it feels like we have everything.”

We were given exclusive access to the closed convent to create this video for Grotto Network.

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