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Integrating Sexuality in Formation Programs

Quinn R. Conners

The challenge for RELIGIOUS in this early part of the 21st century is to be men and women of integrity people who live their sexuality as consecrated celibates.  This is the call of the Gospel.


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."