“Every Lay Carmelite is like a spark of love thrown into the forest of life: they must be able to enflame anyone who approaches them.”
LAY CARMELITE RULE CHAPTER 11 #44
The Lay Carmelites are lay people who share in the mission of the Carmelite Order. The call to Carmel is a call to seek God’s will in the ordinary circumstances of everyday life. This roots a Lay Carmelite in a love of those with whom they live and work, in the search for God’s presence in all circumstances and in solidarity with God’s people everywhere.
PROVINCIAL STATUTES OF THE PROVINCES OF MOST PURE HEART OF MARY AND SAINT ELIAS P62, #1
LAY CARMELITES ARE PEOPLE OF
Bringing one into union with the Triune God who is the source of all life. A strong prayer life is vital to the life of the Lay Carmelite.
Being with people of like mind and heart, drawing strength
and encouragement, to follow Christ in our everyday lives.
Bringing Christ into our everyday world through our actions rooted in the Gospel.