Christo Rey Interior Monastery
Carmelite Nuns, Monastery of Cristo Rey  - IRL - primary source of information until their new website is finished

Carmelite Nuns, Monastery of Cristo Rey - their website is under construction

Cloistered.  They may also be monastic - when their website is operational, I'll be able to say with more accuracy.

Located in California.

These nuns serve God exclusively through prayer, sacrifice, and penance. In a hidden way, living in the presence of God is the center of their life. They pray for all, blending silence, solitude, and joyful community.

Cristo Rey Exterior Monastery
Horarium:
5 am Rise
5.30 am Silent prayer
6.30 am Lauds (Great Silence ends)
7 am Mass, Terce
8.10 am Breakfast (bread and coffee) and then manual work
11.15 am Sext, None, Examen of Conscience
11.45 am Dinner (main meal in silence---they fast from Sept to Easter)
12.30 pm Angelus and Recreation
2.30 pm Spiritual reading
3.15 pm Manual work
4.50 pm Vespers and Commemorations of Carmelite Saints
5.20 pm Silent Prayer
6.20 pm Angelus, Rosary, Supper (smaller meal)
7.30 pm Hour of Recreation
8.30 pm Examen of Conscience and Compline, Hymn in honor of Mary and beginning of Great Silence
9.30 pm Matins
10.15 pm Retire


Summary
Spirituality:  Carmelite; St. Teresa of Jesus (Avila); St. John of the Cross; Blessed Mother; Traditional Habit


Devotions: Divine Office, Gregorian chant; Eucharistic Adoration; Benediction service; Rosary, communal; Novenas; Traditional Habit; Mass both Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms, and should the Ordinary Form be in the vernacular, it might be in either English or Spanish, and the hymns may be a mixture also ( my guess); Grand Silence; Angelus; Spiritual reading; Examen of Conscience

Apostolates:  Prayer (primary); prayer for priests; prayer for the Church; sacrifice and penance

Ages upon entrance: 18-37;  Externs of the same age

Belated vocations?  Yes

# of professed nuns: 20


Contact
Vocation Director
721 Parker Avenue
San Francisco, California
94118-4227

Phone:  415-387-2640

Email:  Vocations 

Picture credit:  "Churches Worth Driving To",  from California Catholic Daily

The Horarium was published in PhatMass - I don't know if it is entirely correct,  but it sounds fairly typical of such an Order.  Will make corrections and additions when their site is up.

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    Ages upon Entrance

    All
    18/30
    18/35
    18/37
    18/50
    19/39
    20/40
    21/35
    >30
    >35
    >40
    >45
    Belated >35
    Extern 18/37
    Extern 20/40
    Extern > 35
    Extern >40