|Greyscale of St. Teresa illustration|
Description of the illustration: Roman Catholic Saint, greyscale illustration, Spanish mystic, her father was a Messianic Jew, devotions of ecstasy, active reformer
The Discalced Carmelites are men and women, in religious consecration and lay people, who dedicate themselves to a life of prayer. The Carmelite nuns live in cloistered (enclosed) monasteries and follow a completely contemplative life. The Carmelite friars while following a contemplative life also engage in the promotion of spirituality through their retreat centres, parishes and churches. Lay people, known as the Secular Order, follow their contemplative call in their everyday activities. Devotion to the Virgin Mary is a characteristic of Carmelites and is symbolized by wearing the brown scapular. Read more...
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