Mutuality in a community of love is a deep desire of the human heart. However, we do not live in community for ourselves alone. Mindful of the intrinsic interconnectedness of all humanity and indeed of all creation, we strive to live this reality together in a non-violent, non-competitive atmosphere of peace. In a world often driven by greed, violence, and excessive self-concern, we hope to influence the evolution of consciousness and the transformation of humanity toward a more empathic, synergistic, and global community.
We know there is an integral connection between the quality of our prayer life and the quality of our community life. Carmelite tradition, therefore, recognizes the importance and value of gathering as a community of friends.
As a community we strive, as St. Teresa of Avila urged, to be friends looking in the same direction, available to each other in mutual support and love. In community, we learn to be present to the other and we are challenged to see the other as she is, without deformation or projection.
We dare to dream with prophetic hope of being carriers of the communal life of humanity across the threshold into a new era that is being born.
We believe in a spiritual generativity that puts selflessness and love on the energy currents of human consciousness. We hope thereby to effect over time the emergence of radically different community, consciously experiencing and living in interconnected mutuality with everyone and everything that exists.