"Our Lord made me great promises -- that He would take delight in the monastery... that Saint Joseph would keep guard at one door and Our Lady at the other; that Christ would be in the midst of us; that the monastery would be a star shining in great splendor..." --St. Teresa, Life Ch. 32:14
The Discalced Carmelite Nuns, by their vocation, are called to a life of intimate union with God through loving companionship with Him. --Vita Consecrata, 16
In Christ alone, is true happiness to be found!
The 'call' to leave everything and 'follow' Christ by a life of closer imitation and special intimacy in the cloister, is a privileged gift from God. His 'call' is a mystery of love by which He chooses, reaches out to, and embraces a soul, because He wishes her to belong to Him alone." --Vita Consecrats, 16