Mission, Vision & Values


Vision Statement:

Mission Statement:

The Carmelites of the Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary, in allegiance to Jesus Christ, live in a prophetic and contemplative stance of prayer, common life, and service. Inspired by Elijah and Mary and informed by the Carmelite Rule, we give witness to an eight-hundred year old tradition of spiritual transformation in the United States, Canada, Peru, Mexico, and El Salvador.
Value Statements:

We Witness:
Through both personal and communal prayer, which is the deep engagement with the presence of God, and which unites us with Christ and transforms us in the Holy Spirit.

Through praying, living, and proclaiming the Word of God, the light that penetrates our minds and hearts, and fills us with a prophetic zeal for building the kingdom of God.

Through the inspiration of Mary and Elijah as bearers of God in our lives and in a world in need of healing and hope.

Through fraternity, which is our call to a common life in Carmel, and in which we find strength and unity in our diversity as brothers, while striving to respect and love one another as companions onthe journey of transformation.

Through the vows, which bring clarity to our lives and free us to live in allegiance to Jesus Christ.

Through service, which fosters God’s presence and the fullness of life the Lord promises, by accompanying God’s people through our varied ministries.

Through the celebration of the Eucharist, which nourishes us and sustains us on the journey.