John Dominic was born on May 18,1652, at Pescaglia (Lucca). He joined the Carmelites of the Mantuan Congregation in the convent of the Selve /Woods/ near Florence on Feb. 1,1670, and three weeks later was clothed in the habit at Lucca. He was sent to spend his novitiate in the convent of Ferrara,
|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."