DISCALCED CARMELITE NUNS

The first monastery of the Discalced Carmelite Nuns was founded by St. Teresa of Jesus in Spain in 1562. The nuns continue today, to carry out their hidden apostolate of prayer in more than 700 monasteries throughout the world.
Our Monastery in Nairobi, which was the first contemplative community of nuns to be established in Kenya, was founded in 1940 by four nuns from Hampton Carmel in Ireland.
The Discalced Carmelite Nun is called to a life of prayer and self-giving love in the service of Christ and His church. We are specially dedicated to Mary, Queen and Mother of Carmel.
We offer our entire selves and our hidden life of unceasing prayer for the whole church and in a special way for priests and ministers of the word. Our life of solitude, silence and recollection, provides an atmosphere in which a life of deep prayer is lived supported by sisterly love, simplicity and manual work.
From the beginning of our foundation, we have been a house of prayer where people from various walks of life and different denominations come with their intentions for prayer and spiritual accompaniment. Carrying in our hearts the fatigue, distress and hopes of all people, we unite with the Blessed Virgin Mary as we stand daily before the Lord, pleading with him to send forth light and grace over the whole Body of Christ.
Although our main apostolate is prayer, we also share our material resources with the poor who come to us seeking for help. We support ourselves through the baking and selling of altar breads, sewing of church vestments and other church linen and printing of cards. We also have a shamba in which we grow some vegetables and fruits.

DISCALCED CARMELITE NUNS

Eucharistic Heart of Christ the King Monastery
P.O. Box 40958
00100 Nairobi, GPO
Phone: 0728831851
Email: prioressnairobi@gmail.com

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