On October 6th I had the privilege of being part of Anne-Marie & Chris’s fairy tale wedding at the beautiful Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in Manhattan, and their breathtaking reception at Oheka Castle and Estate in Long Island. For their 5% donation they have chosen to give to the Discalced Carmelite Nuns of San Antonio, Texas. It’s another “Event that Gives Back!”.
An excerpt from Wikipedia:
The Discalced Carmelites dedicate themselves to a life of prayer. The Carmelite nuns live in cloistered monasteries and follow a completely contemplative life. The heart of the Carmelite charism is prayer and contemplation. The quality of prayer determines the quality of the community life and the quality of the service which is offered to others. Prayer and contemplation for the Carmelite are not private matters between the individual and God but are to be shared with others since the charism is given for the whole world. Each day is marked by silence for prayer. In addition to the daily celebration of the full Liturgy of the Hours, two hours are set aside for uninterrupted silent prayer.