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"The purpose of this lay branch of the Carmelite Order is to provide a community in which to live the Gospel way of life according to the Carmelite charism of seeking God in comtemplative prayer, a communion of faith, hope and love and in a spirit of service to God and the human family." (Part I, chapt. 2, art. 1)  "The Carmelite family draws its inspiration from the lives of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Prophet Elijah.  Mary is our patroness, Mother and Sister.  An appreciation of her deep influence in our lives is given in the statement "Carmelus totus marianus est" (Carmel is eminently Marian).  In her we find the model of all that we desire and hope to be."  (Part I, chapt. 2, art. 2)  Elijah is the prophet of Mount Carmel and our father in faith.  With an ardent desire for the true and living God, he spent his whole life in faithfully testifying to Yahweh's presence in the world."  (Part I, chapt. 2, art. 3)  This Gospel way of living which Lay Carmelites seek to live, a life of contemplative prayer, a communion of life and ministry, is summed up by one word, love.  St. Therese of the Child Jesus, a great saint of Carmel, showed this clearly to us when she cried out: "O Jesus, my love...my vocation, at last I have found it...MY VOCATION IS LOVE!"  (Part I, chapt. 2, art. 4)

OCARM OFFICIAL WEBSITE                                                ORDER OF CARMEL INFORMATION CENTER

THE CARMELITE INSTITUTE                                                CARMELITE SPIRITUALITY

CARMELITE FORMATION                                                     CARMELITE SAINTS

LAY CARMELITE FORMATION                                              IN ALLEGIANCE TO JESUS CHRIST

SEASONS OF THE HEART                                                    CHALLENGES FACING THE CARMELITE THIRD ORDER

INSTITUTE OF CARMELITE STUDIES                                    LAY CARMELITES COMMISSION

O. CARM. RESOURCE INDEX                                                STORY OF A SOUL PERSONAL STUDY

THERESE OF LISIEUX AND OTHER LINKS                            ST. ELIAS PROVINCE

TITUS BRANDSMA INSTITUTE                                              CARMELITE SAINTS

THE LAY CARMELITES                                                          FLOS CARMELI

ONLINE PUBLICATIONS & COLLECTED WORKS                   DIVINE OFFICE WEEK DIRECTORY                                       

LITURGY OF THE HOURS (HOW TO)                                     THE RULE OF ST. ALBERT                                                   

THE CARMELITE LIBRARY                                                    THE CARMELITE TRADITION                                                  

CARMELITE SPIRITUALITY - Chalmers, O. Carm.                 CARMELITE SPIRITUALITY - P-M de la Croix OCD               

CARMELITE SPIRITUALITY-McMahon, O. Carm.                   SPIRITUALITY FOR LAY CARMELITES-INSPIRATION            

ANCIENT PATH FOR TODAY'S PILGRIM                                ELIJAH-The Lord God Before Whom I Stand                        

PAPAL BULL "CUM NULLA" 550th Anniversary                     SPIRITUALITY

LINKS AND RESOURCES-CARMELITE SPIRITUALITY            TRINITARIAN                                                                        

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