"[From] prayer is born good works and good works alone."
St. Teresa of Avila
In our spiritual founders, Mary and Elijah, Carmelites recognize models of prophetic action that have been nourished and guided by prayer. The call to be a prophetic contemplative is as relevant in the days of the prophet Elijah as it is today. As our constitutions state: "Carmelites seek the face of the living God through fraternity, and through service in the midst of the people" and provide by their lives "a prophetic statement about justice and peace in society and among peoples."
To be prayerful and prophetic is as much a call to the Carmelites as it is to the wider Church and in society at large. This photo series journeys within and beyond the Carmelite tradition, revealing the Prayerful and Prophetic life in some unexpected places.