lifeof4The Teresian charism combines both the eremitical (hermit) and cennobic (community) religious traditions. St. Teresa envisioned small communities where all the sisters would be friends to help each other build up the Church through a life of prayer and mutual love.

Birthday-Celebration-300x253 The daily schedule affords time for prayer and work in solitude as well as time for communal prayer and sisterly sharing at recreation.

The Teresian ideal is of a small family in which all are equal, relations are open and sincere, joys and sorrows are shared, and the members are committed to one another for their entire lives. Carmel-CA-Seniors-PS