Sister Miriam Fuchs OCD
Sister Miriam is native from Stuttgart and has lived in a Catholic Carmelite Monastery for 29 years. She joined the Carmelites in 1978 in the Bavarian town of Dachau. When there, on the former concentration camp site, the community became too big, so in 1982 along with ten other sisters she went to Berlin. The sisters who live there spend almost the whole day in silence, in prayer, in intercession, even while eating or at work. Silence is only interrupted to communicate with guests and to sing during the five daily prayers with the Choir. Sister Miriam has become a nun in order to find a way that is good for her, a way in which she can be there in fellowship with like-minded people for other people.
Regina Martyrum Carmelite Monastery
The Teresian Carmel is a reformed branch of the Carmelites. This was created in 1568 from a revival movement of the Spanish Saint Teresa of Avila (1515-1582) and John of the Cross (1542-1591). Its members tried to return the Carmel to its sources. Key points of the reform are the primacy of prayer, the rule of the hermit (silence), but also the community, the simple lifestyle as well as the orientation of life to the intercession for the needs of the Church and the people. The Regina Martyrum Carmelite is a contemplative monastery in the city of Berlin. It was the desire of the former Berlin Bishop Alfred Bengsch to set up a monastery next to the central memorial church of German Catholics for the Victims of National Socialism. The Memorial Church is at the same time the monastery church of the Carmelites.
Choir of the Karmel Regina Martyrum