The Hermits of Mercy of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, (or The Carmelites of Mercy) is a community of hermit-monks and nuns, who live in the modern world, living a life of prayer in the Carmelite tradition and being of service to others through work and praying. We live in our own homes / domiciles / hermitages and are self-supporting.
Welcome to the website of the Holy Cross Benedictines of Adoration (founded 2013), an autocephalous and idiorrhythmic monastic congregation in the Liberal/Old Catholic and Anglo-Catholic traditions. Most of our members are also clergy in the Holy Celtic Church International, but we have others who are members of churches or individuals in communion with us. We may be considered part of the “new monastic” movement, in that our members live in their own homes, often have secular professions, and may be married, partnered or single. Our professed members take the traditional Benedictine vows of Stability, Obedience and Conversion of Manners, interpreted according to our particular state in life.
The Holy Order of St. Luke the Healer is incorporated as a Church in the Eastern orthodox tradition but is constructed as a religious Order (known as Bratstvo or αδελφότητα in Orthodox circles. The concept of the simple priory fits in nicely with the existent structure of the Holy Order of St. Luke the Healer. As we are a healing Order, our involvement in the community is axiomatic. Currently we have one priory located in Florida, though two others are in the works, one In New York and the other in Ukraine.