Our life in Carmel is a life in common. It is marked by an external regularity, conformity, and simplicity. We rise together, pray together, eat together, share a common apostolate together, and find joy in recreation together. From the moment we rise in the early morning to the grand silence which descends upon us at the close of the day, we share a common life. However, the goal of the external is, ultimately, to affect the internal, a communion of mind and heart with and in Christ.
Our daily life holds a real rhythm of prayer and work, of community and apostolate. It is a back and forth between gazing upon Christ in the tabernacle and recognizing His face in the faces of the old and young.