"We appreciate that your group wants to disseminate accurate information about the religious life for those who are
discerning possible vocations."
Msgr. Camille Perl, Secretary
Commission "Ecclesia Dei"
The CCMM Ministry of Our Lady of the Cloister is a Private Lay Association of the Faithful that does not have the intention
of becoming an institute of religious life.
We are dedicated to supporting discerners and promoting Catholic religious life (consecrated and lay in all its forms)
and religious communities (enclosed, apostolic or mixed). They can follow the Extraordinary or Ordinary Forms of Mass, in
America or abroad.
We also promote emerging charisms and support their founders.
We carry out this apostolate mainly via the
internet--through this website and its links--or through Groups.io email lists. The Coordinator, Gemma, is physically
located in the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina, USA.
We adhere to the papal documents "Ecclesia Dei Afflica" and "Summorum Pontificum" in which the popes acknowledged
our "rightful aspirations" in regard to the Extraordinary Form of the Latin Rite (formerly known as the Latin Tridentine Mass
or Traditional Latin Mass).
We also support the use of the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary, and the Divine Mercy chaplet, in the prayer
lives of the faithful.
The Cloisterite Ministers are Congregational Recluses for the Sacerdotal Division of the Company of Charity of Our Lady
of the Miraculous Medal (CCMM).
All of our proposed charisms are now ministries in the CCMM.