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Carmelite will show....

Carmelites will show solidarity and will be eager to collaborate with all who suffer, who hope, and who commit themselves to the search for the Kingdom of God. 

(Carmelite Constitutions)

As a contemplative brotherhood,

As a contemplative brotherhood, we seek the face of God also in the heart of the world. We believe that God has established his dwelling place among his people...

(Carmelite Constitutions)

Carmelites are led, day by day,

Carmelites are led, day by day, to know and experience the mystery of Jesus Christ. Inspired by the Spirit and rooted in Christ Jesus, abiding in him by day and by night, Carmelites allow every choice and every action to be guided by his Word. 

(Carmelite Constitutions)

For a very long time

For a very long time I too have worn the Carmelite Scapular! Because of the love which I have for our heavenly Mother, whose protection I experience constantly...

(Bl. Pope John Paul II)

Those who put on the Scapular

Those who put on the Scapular are introduced into the land of Carmel so that they might "eat its abundant fruit" and experience the tender and maternal presence of Mary...

Scapular Formula

For us to be brothers...

For us to be brothers means to grow in communion and in unity, overcoming privileges and distinctions, in a spirit of participation and co-responsibility, in sharing material possessions,   a common programme of life, and personal charisms; 

(Carmelite Constitutions)

We are led....

We are led to appreciate the mystery of those with whom we share our lives. Our Rule requires us to be essentially “brothers”,  and reminds us that the quality of interpersonal relationships within the Carmelite community needs to be constantly developed and enhanced, following the inspiring example of the first community in Jerusalem.

(Carmelite Constitutions)

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As Carmelites We live our life of allegiance to Jesus Christ and to serve Him faithfully with a pure heart and a clear conscience through a commitment to seek the face of the living God (the contemplative dimension of life), through prayer, through fraternity, and through service (diakonia). These three fundamental elements of the charism are not distinct and unrelated values, but closely interwoven. 

All of these we live under the protection, inspiration and guidance of Mary, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, whom we honor as "our Mother and sister."