Carmelite spirituality is characterized by two features. The first is Elijan trait which the Carmelite developed living as they did on Mount Carmel, the scene of the great prophet’s deeds. Its second feature is an intimacy with Mary in our spiritual life, eloquently witnessed by the title of being her brothers and the dedication of the first Church on Mount Carmel in her honor.

(Carmelite Constitution 1995, article no. 12)