"The God of the Celts is certainly God the 'Other,' a great mystery... And yet this wonderful, mysterious God is close to us, immanent in people and in all of the beautiful created universe. The earth is sacred and we are part of it."
Contemplation puts us in touch intuitively and lovingly with the truth. It helps us develop wisdom, a God's eye view of reality.
Disciples cannot thrive individually, in isolation. They need a culture, i.e. a meaning-making system. A viable culture needs shared stories or tradition, commitment, high aspiration or vision, personal integrity, and outreach.
We delve into the riches of Carmel because of an inner longing for the fullness of life Jn. 10:10; for transformation and healing; conversion, inner renewal and deeper love, greater psychological and emotional freedom.
Carmel is about experiencing God intimately and learning to live under the gaze of love.