our saints

All of us who wear this sacred habit of Carmel are called to prayer and contemplation-because that was the first principle of our Order and because we are descended from the line of those holy Fathers or ours from Mount Carmel who sought this treasure, this precious pearl of which we speak, in such great solitude and with such contempt for the world- few of us prepare ourselves for the Lord to reveal it to us.

Teresa of Jesus, 5M 1,2