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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)


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."