The lives of the Carmelite saints are proof that the contemplative and active life can be successfully combined and lead to sanctity. -Bl. Titus Brandsma
"Help us better ourselves to live by your word, and be people of service. Letting your light shine through us"
Always love prayer but when I say prayer I do not mean receding a vast quantity of vocal prayers everyday; rather, I mean the elevation of the soul to God through all things. -Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity
We call to mind all of those who are part of the heritage that has been handed down to us.
"Nowhere else is God so near as in ourselves. There in the first place we must try to find and to see him."
Who are the saints of Carmel? They are hermits of Mount Carmel who “lived in small cells, similar to the cells of a beehive, they lived as God’s bees, gathering the divine honey of spiritual consolation.” They are mendicants of the first medieval communities, who discovered the presence of God in the events of ordinary daily life and especially seeing God in his brothers and sisters.
Silence and Solitude are brother and sister who hold hands and gently help each other. -John of St. Samson
If you decide for Christ, it could cost you your life; consider carefully what you promise. -St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)
Gracious and loving God, Thank you for all you do for us daily, from the blessings you give to the wounds you heal
They who want to win the world for Christ must have the courage to come into conflict with it. -Bl. Titus Brandsma