The following of Christ and of Mary, as understood and lived in the charism of the Order, becomes the reality after which the faithful in the Carmelite family strive. They can rely on the help and support of all the brothers and sisters who share in the same ideal. The members of the Carmelite family live their commitment in various ways: in the “desert,” in fraternal life, in the apostolic life, on the streets of the world, working with Mary for the Kingdom of Christ.
The institutional forms, erected and acknowledge by the Order, help to emphasize the communal character of the family of those who, led by the Spirit, want to dedicate their whole life in this world – in union with Mary- to the glory of God.
Thus, becoming part of the fraternity of the Order of the Brothers of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel and receiving the scapular as a sign of such membership, is for the faithful an instrument of Christian life with special characteristics:
The scapular is the sign of the love of Mary, icon of the goodness and mercy of the Most Blessed Trinity. This love is the fruit of the grace of God poured into the hearts of the faithful who, in turn, commit themselves to it.
THE SCAPULAR OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL