HER STORY CONTINUED
The Carmelite Convent
In prayer, Sr. Angela clearly became aware that she wanted to have a deeper spiritual union with God. It was through prayer that she understood that God was calling her to a new experience. Therefore, she asked to leave the Institute of Maria Stern and enter the Carmelite convent of Himmelspforten in Wurzburg. This decision to leave Maria Stern and enter the Carmelite convent on January 25, 1882, was made amidst an indescribable interior struggle.
Soon after her entrance into the Carmelite cloister, she received the habit of a novice and the name of "Sr. Petra." In Carmel, she began a new phase of her life, and peace was restored in her soul.
In one of her letters, she wrote: "I had found in Carmel through prayer and sacrifice what I had sought for years. I had a novitiate. I could be obedient. Often I had occasion to divest myself of the ten years' superiorship. I became childlike again and came close to the God of my heart."
Sr. Petra once again gave her all to God; yet, here she soon found herself led into an inner desert where God's voice became clearer. The journey was not over. A new vision emerged.