The Carmel of Maria Regina
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Visiting the Carmel

The Carmel is located on a wooded hillside just outside of Eugene, Oregon.  The site measures nearly 40 acres and is typical of one of the more lovely parts of the United States.  There are century-old Douglas firs, an assortment of flowering ornamentals, and nearby scenic views overlooking parts of the Emerald Valley.  Eugene and its immediately adjacent neighbor, Springfield, together make up a small, friendly city of upwards of 250,000 people.

The public is welcome to attend services at the Carmel and visit the Gift Shop.  There is an ample parking area and a small public garden with an original, sculpted Carrara marble of Our Lady and her Infant Son as a centerpiece.

The sisters mostly remain within the enclosure although they are happy to field questions and otherwise speak to visitors through the intercom system or by telephone.

The Prioress welcomes vocational inquiries.  This is the recommended approach and really the only way to proceed.  There are several options for exploring potential callings to the religious life.  For example, a visitor might meet the Prioress and one or more of the other sisters in one of the parlors for a personal discussion.  This might lead to a longer stay including various levels of overnight visits and extended stays. 

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