spirituality stresses purity of heart and "vacare Deo," the emptying of
self so that God can be our all. The call to Carmel, a call to seek God's will in the
ordinary circumstances of everyday life, roots Lay Carmelites in a love of those with whom
they live and work, in the search for God's face, and in solidarity with God's people
Last revised: October 17, 1999.