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We the Brothers...

We the Brothers of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel are engaged in a process of self-examination and seek to define the characteristics among the many existing charisms and vocations which give our religious family its particular identity within the Church.

(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."