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Prayer Pages Archive - Order of Carmelites
"Carmel teaches the Church how to pray."
- Pope Benedict XVI

What makes Carmelite prayer distinctive is not the prayer itself--in fact, there is no 'method' for Carmelite prayer -- it is all about the time and energy that is actually put into prayer.

During the canonization of Saint Nuno Alvares (April, 2009) Pope Benedict said, "Carmel teaches the Church how to pray." That's what Carmel has always been about: prayer. And that's what being a Carmelite - whether friar, nun, or Lay Carmelite - is all about: prayer. It's not method; it's emphasis.

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We invite you to join us on the path up Mount Carmel. Walking in the footsteps of Jesus with Elijah and Mary is a wonderful, deeply satisfying life. We welcome you to contact us at any time via the information below.

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