Blessed Maria Teresa of St. Joseph intended to render a service to the Church through the foundation of the Carmel of the Divine Heart of Jesus and a gift to the world by uniting the contemplative and apostolic life. (Constitution Article 10)
She imbued her Sisters with the totality of our Lord’s love and of His gift of self to the Father for our redemption. Our prayer, our consecrated life, our community life and our apostolate must be characterized by this totality which is rooted in the love of Christ, in the devotion to the Divine Heart of Jesus and to the Blessed Virgin Mary and in the spirit of the Carmel of St. Teresa of Jesus. (Constitution Article 11)
We draw strength for our apostolic activities through prayers, acts of reparation and self-denial. The exercises of our congregation, including community prayer, are so arranged that the sisters engaged in these apostolic works can easily find time to participate in them. Only in this way can we succeed in doing what the Church requires of us, namely, that these apostolic labors will be penetrated by the inner spirit and that they stem from an intimate union with Christ.