SISTER MARJORIE Robinson lights candles
for Mass. Carmelite prayer life includes
daily celebration of the Eucharist.
of treasures, so that however deep
individuals may go they never reach
the end or bottom but . . . find new
. . . riches everywhere” (Spiritual
Canticle, 37, 4).
Like many contemplatives,
Carmelites can say, “i don’t do. i am.”
That’s because even when the friars
or nuns work, their primary ministry
in the church is that of prayer, a witness to the centrality of God. Even
for Carmelites engaged in active
ministry, their aim is to live centered
in God’s presence. in the spirit of the
biblical prophet Elijah, “zealous for
the Lord God of hosts,” they aim to
be, like him, attentive to God’s voice
heard in “the sound of sheer silence”
(1 Kings 19: 12).
Mary is the model
Ever since the first Carmelite hermits
settled on Mount Carmel, Mary has
been an inspiration for every Carmelite as she is for every Christian.
Carmelites honor her especially for
her total openness to God.
she is the beloved model of that
humble listening that makes a “yes”
to God possible, the fruitful dwelling
place of the Word. Mary holds the
things of God in her heart in reflective love and silence. she urges the
follower of Christ to “do whatever he
tells you.” With Mary, every Car-
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