The Carmelite Order has its own Rule, given to the hermits on Mount Carmel, by St. Albert, the Patriarch of the Christian community in Jerusalem.
The Rule, originally drawn up for these hermits living in community is still the basis for Carmelite life.
Prayer is at the heart of the Carmelite Rule, prayer which is described as continuous conversation with God, allowing his Word to penetrate the mind and the heart. As the Rule itself says “mediating on the law of the Lord day and night.”
The Rule, even though written for a small group of hermits does not prescribe for living in the clouds. It is a re-statement of the Gospel which is the rule for all religious men and women.
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