Live the Spirit
“It always seemed to me that our Lord was keeping something for me in Carmel that I could find only there."
– St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross –
Living the Carmelite Spirit is a response to a call, an invitation to journey,
a journey of hopeful trust, humble faith and active love.
It is the journey of a lifetime.
It is a journey beyond our mortal life to its fulfilment in the eternal Reign of God.
It is a journey that begins with an encounter with Christ
in which we discover that we are known, understood and loved by God.
This meeting with Christ grows into a life-giving and liberating relationship with God.
We begin that journey at home in our own hearts.
It is supported by friends and mentors. Great spiritual teachers and witnesses like St Teresa or St John of the Cross through their books, or books on them have proved invaluable for many people. Reading and reflection lead us to the practice of quiet prayer and meditation in the presence of a loving God.