An Experience of Pentecost
An experience of Pentecost and eschatological hope have characterized the charism of the Community of the Beatitudes from the beginning.
As stated in our Book of Life, each member of the Community follows this call, in keeping with their state of life, through:
- a life of intense union with God, seeking to pray unceasingly, according to the Eastern Christian tradition, and faithfully practicing the Carmelite way of prayer
- a regular sacramental life
- celebration of the Liturgy, which unites us to the praise of Heaven
- the practice of fervent praise and the exercise of charisms
- consecration to the Virgin Mary
- communion with the prayer of the People of Israel and intercession to hasten the fulfillment of the Lord’s designs with regard to Israel and all nations
- ardent intercession on behalf of all Christians
“The goal of the Christian life is the acquisition of the Holy Spirit.”
Saint Seraphim of Sarov (1759-1833), one of the Community’s patron saints.