The 800 year old history of the Carmelite Order written by one of the Order's great storytellers. After many years of study, Fr. Leopold Glueckert has lectured on Carmelite history in various parts of the world and now has recorded that history in a rich and enjoyable storytelling format. The book was serialized in The Sword and is now available for purchase in paperback form.
|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."