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The Carmelite Charism is prayer. Carmelites are asked to be people of deep prayer and to always be in a state of prayer. We withdraw to our Monasteries to be quiet so we can hear the still small voice of the Lord within us and to allow the Holy Spirit to draw us within to where the Blessed Trinity dwells in communion with each other.
During his life on earth Jesus withdrew to lonely places to pray to his Father, to praise and glorify him and to ask for all the needs of his disciples. When the disciples asked him to teach them how to pray he gave them what we now call the Lords Prayer or Our Father.

So it is in imitation of Jesus and at his invitation that we withdraw to quiet places to pray. We praise and thank God for all his goodness as we intercede for all our brothers and sisters throughout the world.

God so loved the world that he sent his only Son. Jesus came so that we could approach God without fear but with reverence and love. The Scripture from St Paul to the Ephesians: Out of his infinite glory, may he give you the power through his Spirit for your hidden self to grow strong, so that Christ may live in your hearts through faith, and then, planted in love and built on love, you will with all the saints have strength to grasp the breadth and the length, the height and the depth; until, knowing the love of Christ, which is beyond all knowledge, you are filled with the utter fullness of God.

Filled with the utter fullness of God – God wants to give himself utterly and totally to us. Prayer puts us in touch with that reality and with God.

Superior: Revd. Seth Ben Archer
OCAC Church of Our Lady of Carmel (Hull)

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The Charter of the Order is Here.

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The clergy and members religious of the Order is Here.

OCAC Carmelite Mission in El Salvadore, South America.

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