You May be Called to Carmel…

You may be called to Carmel if…

 

…you have a deep longing in your heart to be closer to God.
You may be called to Carmel if…

 

… you love to ponder God’s word in both Scripture and in the person of Christ.
You may be called to Carmel if…

 

… you get to Mass during the week or at least wish you managed to.
You may be called to Carmel if…

 

… Song of Songs is one of your favorite books of the Bible.
You may be called to Carmel if…

 

… you desire to hear God in the still small voice.
You may be called to Carmel if…

 

… you would love to be inspired to want thirty minutes every morning with God in silence and in solitude (and to not be troubled by the inevitable distractions).
You may be called to Carmel if…

 

… you desire to be love in the heart of the Church.

Who
The Lay Carmelite Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary (historically known as the Third Order of Carmel).

What
To find out more about what it is to be a Lay Carmelite, learn about 9 themes of Carmelite SpiritualityTo find out what is expected of a Lay Carmelite read here.

When/Where
We have five communities in this West Central Florida Region.   

Why 

From the Mission statement of our province: 
“The Carmelites of the Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary , in allegiance to Jesus Christ, live in a prophetic and contemplative stance of prayer, common life, and service. Inspired by Elijah and Mary and informed by the Carmelite Rule, we give witness to an eight-hundred year old tradition of spiritual transformation in the United States, Canada, Peru, Mexico, and El Salvador.”