Carmelite life is a particular way of following Christ and serving the whole of
humanity, by a life of solitary prayer lived
the values of hermit and community living unite in a synthesis which is rich and
a space where one is free to give oneself completely to God in a life of prayer,
accompanied by the joyful support of other women who are responding to the same
call. (c.f. our Pages here: FREEDOM
cloistered, its horizons are limitless. Bearing the whole human family in her
heart before God, the Carmelite's apostolate transcends time and space. "It
is like embracing the Infinite", (Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity).
takes many forms: e.g.
personal prayer in solitude and in community;
public prayer of the Church, the Divine Office, prayed in common several times
drawn ever more deeply into the mystery of Christ through the ever-new, annual
unfolding of the liturgical seasons from Advent to Pentecost.
day, prayer, work, relaxation with one's Sisters blend into one seamless whole,
lived simply and joyfully in the presence of God.
is a life characterised by joy, friendship and freedom.