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This vocation perfects in us

Carmelite vocation perfects in us, through our shared brotherhood, the power, which is also charismatic, a gift of the Spirit, received at baptism and at confirmation, binding us in a special way to the Church and making us ready to serve God and humanity, “to implant and strengthen the Kingdom of Christ in souls, and to spread it to the four corners of the earth.

(Carmelite Constitutions)


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."