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Our Contemplative Life

Spiritual Door to the Heart of the Father

The ultimate norm of religious life is the following of Christ set forth in the Gospels.  Our Teresian Carmelite life is an existence  "in allegiance to Jesus Christ."

Silence and Solitude

This search for God in silence and solitude, this absence of imposed forms of prayer, a conversation that is free and truly heart-to-heart in "the place of the espousals"-this is what the desert means, this is what has characterized Carmel from the be ginning. Life of God and desert: these timeless realities are never separated in the Old Testament or in the New. The desert of the soul is the very place of God's communication. "The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad, the desert shall rejoice and blossom". (Is 35:1).


The cloister is especially well suited to life wholly directed to contemplation. Its totality signals absolute dedication to God, and it becomes a sign of God's holy watchfulness over his creatures and a unique way of belonging to him alone.


Prayer is a journey of transformation into Christ since He is the model, the way and source of Christian life.  Prayer is dialogue which opens the human person to God in Christ Jesus.

Consecrated Life

Called to live "in allegiance to Christ" and to serve Him faithfully with a pure heart and a good conscience, the Discalced Carmelite Nun make it their purpose to follow the evangelical counsels with the utmost perfection.

Lectio Divina

It is a prayerful reading of scripture to nourish prayer and to enter into communion with the mystery presented to us in the biblical text. Teresian Spirituality is profoundly biblical as expressed in our Holy Rule.

Community Life

Teresian community is a small family in which all are evangelically equal, relations are openly sincere, joys and sorrows are shared.  The members are committed to one another as sisters for their entire lives as they were called by the Lord to same community in order to live their vocation together.

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