The Blessed Virgin teaches us:
- To be open to God, and to his will, shown to us in the events of our lives;
- To Listen to the Word of God in the Bible and in life, to believe in it and
to put into practice its demands;
- To pray at all times, as a way of discovering the presence of God in all
that is happening around us;
- To be involved with people, being attentive to their needs.
The Scapular finds its roots in the tradition of
the Order, which has seen in it a sign of Mary’s motherly protection. It has therefore, a centuries old spiritual meaning approved by Church.
- It stands for a commitment to follow Jesus, like Mary, the perfect model of
all the disciples of Christ. This commitment finds its origin in baptism by which we become children of God.
- It leads us into the community of Carmel, a community of religious men and
women, which has existed in the Church for over eight centuries.
- It reminds us of the example of the saints of Carmel, with whom we
establish a close bond as brothers and sisters to one another.
- It is an expression of our belief that we will
meet God in eternal life, aided by the intercession and prayers of Mary.