Help Me Get to Carmel!

Praised be Jesus Christ! My beloved invited me to be His Bride and specifically to be His Carmelite Bride. I am beyond excited to accept this call and to continue on this adventure with Him. With this invitation comes RADICAL trust, which is both humbling and crazy. I have complete faith that He will continue to show me His Divine Providence and help me to answer this call so that more souls will come to know Him. I am confident that through YOUR help, generosity and prayers that I will be able to live in freedom by being debt free from my student loans. This freedom will allow me to be fully present as a Candidate with the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles. https://carmelitesistersocd.com/ 

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November 2013, I gave my life to Christ in the Chapel at The College of William and Mary. I knew that I was meant for something more. I had no idea what it was, but I knew that God was calling me higher. He was calling me more than solely the mediocre life that I was living for Him in college.  After a challenging breakup, I quickly realized that I did not have many friends, but had a great desire to keep growing in my faith. Through this realization and sudden abundance of time, I started praying daily in the Catholic Campus Ministry (CCM) Chapel. These short minutes of prayer aching for the Lord to ease my pain turned into 10 minutes, which turned into 30 minutes, which eventually led to daily Holy Hours as a missionary with FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students). 


God took my incredibly tiny minuscule 'yes' and ran with it. He softened my heart for 7 years and romanced me like no one ever has. He constantly met me where I was. He made invitations to serve Him in Alabama, Florida, Texas and back home in Virginia.  He provided for me then, and I know that He is providing for me now.  I accumulated $29,000 in student loans graduating from The College of William and Mary, and I need to be debt-free in order to move on from Candidacy to Postulancy if that is God's call for me.


I have absolutely loved my time in Candidacy with the Carmelites, but would love to live in complete freedom for the remainder of the year. Please prayerfully consider to support me in this journey through your spiritual and financial support.  God can never be outdone in generosity. Thank you in advance and know of my prayers! If you have any comments, prayer intentions, or questions, then please let me know!

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Kassandra Leal 
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Farmville, VA
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