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Through living like Christ,

Through living like Christ, in solidarity with the events and the hopes of the human race, Carmelites will be able to make appropriate decisions to transform life, making it conform more closely to the will of the Father.

(Carmelite Constitutions)

We are to pray with perseverance....

We are to pray with perseverance, especially by keeping vigil and praying the psalms.  We are also to be clothed in spiritual armour;  to live in fraternal communion, expressed through the daily celebration of the Eucharist...

(Carmelite Constitutions)

We are to ponder the law of the Lord...

We are to ponder the law of the Lord, by day and by night,  in silence and in solitude, so that the word of God may dwell abundantly in the hearts and on the lips of those who profess it.

(Carmelite Constitutions)

Carmelite life is modeled...

Carmelite life is modeled on the lives of Mary and Joseph. The religious observance, therefore, in the Carmelite Order is such as to create an environment in which the soul can expand and open out to God. It provides opportunities for coming into frequent contact with Him. In other words, the whole pattern of Carmelite life is ordered to a single end: to facilitate a life of friendship with Christ.

(Carmelite Ratio)

Hw who wants to win...

“He who wants to win the world for Christ must have the courage to come in conflict with it.”

(Bl. Titus Brandsma)

Those who join Carmelite Order..

“Those who join the Carmelite Order are not lost to their near and dear ones, but have been won for them, because it is our vocation to intercede to God for everyone.”

(Edith Stein)

Let nothing disturb you

Let nothing disturb you
Let nothing frighten you
All things are passing
God never changes
Patience obtains all things
She who possesses God lacks nothing
God alone suffices.

Teresa of Avila



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."