THE HOLY EUCHARIST
At the heart of community life is the abiding Eucharistic Presence of Christ, Whom Saint Teresa calls our Companion in the Most Holy Sacrament. It fosters union with Him and sustains Teresian prayer for the Church. As Carmelites, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the source and summit of our daily lives. From this springs forth all the other elements that make up our charism. The Eucharist is the source of our strength, our hope and our love, which we carry with us into our prayer, in the silence and solitude of the cloister. It is with the greatest joy that we are able to receive Him daily in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and are able to adore Him in appointed times of Eucharistic Adoration ~ Cf. Constitutions No. 67
"When you have received Holy Communion, close your bodily eyes so that you may open the eyes of your soul. Then look upon Jesus in the centre of your Heart"
~ Saint Teresa ~