Nestled on the outskirts of the tiny community of St. Agatha, Ontario lies the Carmel of St. Joseph
, the home of a cloistered, contemplative community of Carmelite Nuns. They observe their vows of poverty, chastity and obedience in joy, and direct their lives toward prayer and the contemplation of the things of God.
A few years ago, three of us had the wonderful opportunity to spend a day with the sisters behind the cloister. I can say with certainty that not just anyone gets to go behind the cloister and that no males had ever been. The sisters very graciously allowed our S+L crew, Wally, Paul and myself, to spend the day with them and to document their day with our two cameras.
The result is a wonderful half-hour special, where we get to see what the life at the Carmel is and what being a Carmelite is all about.
A Day in a Life: The Carmel of St. Joseph
will premier on Saturday, February 20th at 9pm ET (6pm and 10pm PT).