Carmelite Spirituality

 

As Carmelites, we are dedicated to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and follow the teachings of St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Jesus.

 

Our Lady represents and expressed the soul’s essential attitude before God. She  is athirst for God, longing for God. She is the hidden sanctuary in which the Spourse is united with the Bride.

— Carmelite Spirituality in the Teresian Tradition by Paul Marie of the Cross.

 

Carmelite spirituality is “an attraction for open spaces and solitude, interior liberty, and unity under the impulse of the spirit of Love. Vowed to the service of Love, the soul is not satisfied with loving, but seeks experience love, to suffer love, and at last to be transformed into love.

— Ibid.