The Carmelite life is a life that most people would consider quite radical. Despite our cloistered existence though, we are not withdrawn from those who live, work and suffer in the world today. In fact, it is our purpose, and our offering to intercede to God for the lives of souls. And in this we believe in the power of a sacrificial life, to offer prayer and penance for the salvation of souls. This is our life and our service within the Church.
- The Carmelite is free and joyfully gives of herself, offering to God her praise of adoration, for the good of His Mystical Body the Church.
- The Carmelite life is one of intimate union and friendship with Christ, the Bridegroom of our souls. With trust in the love of the Father, we seek constantly to surrender our will to His at every moment of our day, through our duties, and our times of prayer.
- The Carmelite life is a life free from the constraints of the world by the full observance of the Evangelical Counsels, of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience.
- The Carmelite offers her life in reparation, for the sanctification of souls, and especially for Priests.
- The Carmelite life has at its heart the total consecration to Mary, Mother and Queen of Carmel. And to St Joseph her Spouse.
- The Carmelite lives faithfully to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.
Never was the contemplative vocation more precious and relevant than in our modern, restless world.
Saint John Paul II