PRAYER & SERVICE
As a Teresian Carmelites Community guided by the examples set forth by Saints Teresa of Jesus and John of the Cross, we believe that Union with God is the most significant gift we can receive. This intimate relationship, however, takes time and effort to develop. It takes a spirit of servitude and contemplation, two fundamentally essential elements in spiritual formation, to attain such closeness with God. These are the necessary criteria in achieving holiness and are, therefore, encouraged by way of prayer and apostolic works. As such, these become the significant route by which the Union with God develops, and gives rise to our special Carmelite Charism. This Carmelite Charism blends contemplation and apostolic works in loving service of the Church and manifests itself in our daily lives. Prayer life and service, therefore, play significant roles that promote a deeper spiritual life and that have a transformative effect on our Community and those with whom we come in contact with. This is our mission.
Prayer is the fruit of the action of the Holy Spirit in us and in our lives. It is the Spirit who gives us words when we can find no words; who leads us to unity with the entire Church; who helps us to deepen our experience of intimacy with God.
Our Carmelite Community adores the Lord present in the Most Blessed Sacrament twice a day, at morning and evening. During this time of Adoration we give to the Lord the intentions of all those who have asked for our prayers. We pray especially for our Holy Father, our local Bishop and the Church throughout the worldrealizing the 'movement of love' that comes from God, extending itself up to our neighbors and the whole world.