You may be wondering why you are reading these words. Maybe curiosity led you to these pages, but something has stirred you. Maybe you are simply wondering what gift of life that God has for you and your searching heart has opened up to the possibility that it might be found in a religious community.
We are a community of brothers with aching hearts that are seeking God. We follow a pilgrim way that had its beginning over 800 years ago. As people of prayer we seek a deep and life-giving relationship with God that has its expression in the service of the people of God. We are called to a life of prayer, community and service.
We are part of a world wide family of men and women who are on the same path but with different expressions. The Carmelite family is made up of friars, nuns, sisters and lay men and women. What unites us is our desire for God and the certainty of God's love for us.
The Theologian Frederick Buechner says that “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”
We invite you to ponder these pages as you seek God's desire for you. There is always a listening ear if your refelctions on these pages stir your heart.
Saints of Carmel
“The Lord loves us more than we love ourselves.” St. Teresa of Avila, Carmelite