The CHARISM of our Foundress, Mother Maria Teresa of St. Joseph, was to put the CONTEMPLATIVE spirit of Carmel into the ACTIVE SERVICE of the direct apostolate, aggregated with the First Order of Discalced Carmelites… A new branch of the Ancient Tree.

This union of prayer and service is our life and our mission, our gift to the Church and the world.
(Rule Constitution Directory Carmel DCJ 6)