Prayer

The Praying Heart

Prayer is the very soul of Carmel. Prayer is our Mission. “Women’s contemplative life has always represented in the Church, and for the Church, her praying heart. The Church needs you! The world needs you! … By your transfigured life, and with simple words pondered in silence, show us the One Who is the Way, the Truth and the Life.” (Pope Francis). Prayer is a heart to heart, a whole way of life; the very love-life of the Carmelite, permeating our whole day. Our life in Carmel is not so much about what we do, but about opening ourselves in all our poverty to receive, with empty hands like St Therese, the inflowing love that God wants to lavish on us; his pent-up tenderness and mercy. We, in turn, channel this love to all our sisters and brothers throughout the world. NEXT >
© 2020 Carmelite Monastery of St Joseph, Kilmacud, Co. Dublin, A94 YY 33, Ireland Registered Charity in Ireland    CHY 6210 Hosted by Blacknight Made with Xara
St. Joseph’s Carmel
© 2020 Carmelite Monastery of St Joseph, Kilmacud, Co. Dublin, A94 YY 33, Ireland Registered Charity in Ireland    CHY 6210 Hosted by Blacknight Made with Xara

The Praying Heart

Prayer is the very soul of Carmel. Prayer is our Mission. “Women’s contemplative life has always represented in the Church, and for the Church, her praying heart. The Church needs you! The world needs you! … By your transfigured life, and with simple words pondered in silence, show us the One Who is the Way, the Truth and the Life.” (Pope Francis). Prayer is a heart to heart, a whole way of life; the very love-life of the Carmelite, permeating our whole day. Our life in Carmel is not so much about what we do, but about opening ourselves in all our poverty to receive, with empty hands like St Therese, the inflowing love that God wants to lavish on us; his pent-up tenderness and mercy. We, in turn, channel this love to all our sisters and brothers throughout the world. NEXT >
St. Joseph’s Carmel