Centered on prayer and contemplation, Carmelite spirituality seeks to awaken in its practitioners an intense thirst for an immediate and direct experience of God from which can grow a deep and loving friendship with Him. Most fully developed by St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila and then enriched by St. Therese of Lisieux, Carmelite spirituality flourishes in solitude and silence, nurtured by quieting external noise and turning away from interior distractions. Not at all limited to persons in monastic or convent life, Carmelite spiritually is meant for all. In this illuminating book, Swedish Carmelite Cardinal Anders Arborelius shows you how, by praying, sacrificing, and meditating in your own particular circumstances. Paper.