Madeline Hayes Enters Carmel on September 8, 2019

On Sunday, September 8, 2019 Madeline Hayes entered our Discalced Carmelite Community of Mary, Mother of Grace.  Madeline Hayes is the daughter of Jason and Elizabeth Hayes, the third of four daughters from Owens Cross Roads (Huntsville), Alabama.  Although Madeline always felt the call to the religious life from a young age, in the early summer of 2018 it became clear that her vocation was to the contemplative life and prayer of Carmel.  Providentially, she came into contact with our Community through the intercession of St. Therese and the direction of our Carmelite Fathers.  In September of 2018, Madeline began her year of Aspirancy which provided some live-in experience for her with the opportunity for some first hand exposure to the Carmelite contemplative life.  Her family has been a great support to her as she follows God’s call and responds to His grace.  With her Entrance to Carmel on September 8th Madeline begins the next phase in formation to becoming a Discalced Carmelite Nun as a Postulant for one year, with the hopes of receiving the Habit of Our Lady’s Order and becoming a Carmelite Novice in 2020.  As a Postulant she lives and prays with the Community, beginning her formation in Carmelite Spirituality and the consecrated, contemplative life.  




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