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"There shall be ample ground so that the Religious may build some hermitages to which they may retire for prayer after the example of our Holy Father."Constitutions 65
|Saint Teresa reminds her daughters -
"That the manner of life for Carmelites is not only to be Nuns, but also Hermits."
....The Way of Perfection
|The eremetical spirit is of prime importance for the Carmelite whose whole aim is to live with heart and soul dedicated to God.|
|A solitary life...........
.............but not a lonely life
As a Carmelite is so often alone, Our Holy Mother, St. Teresa tells us to look for a companion. The very best Companion is He who taught us to say, "Our Father".
When no one listens to me any more
God still listens to me
When I can no longer talk to anyone
I can always talk to God
When there is no longer anyone to help me
He can help me
When I am plunged into complete solitude
If I pray I am never totally alone.
Pope Benedict XV1 Spes Salve