MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of La Vida Mística (The Mystical Life) is to build a Carmelite foundation for souls using media and technology to bring unity, peace, beauty, and the divine mercy of the Word to the world for the healing of humanity.
BACKGROUND: Saint Teresa longed for a ‘new’ way of confronting a world that was ‘on fire.’ In this modern world, full of war and divisions, and where people are so isolated in many ways La Vida Mística (The Mystical Life) is a living, breathing space where anyone who has an open heart, particularly those who are interested in Carmelite spirituality, can learn and grow together.
La Vida Mística (The Mystical Life) will include inspiration primarily from Discalced Carmelite friars, sisters, and seculars who are geographically close to Carmelite monasteries and communities.
However, the work of the Holy Spirit should not be confined to those who are fortunate enough to have easy access to Carmelite-led masses, conferences, retreats, or pilgrimages. Therefore, the posts on this site have been transcribed and/or edited, by Secular Discalced Carmelites (OCDS) — for the benefit of the world.
All the works on this website are Copyrighted by their respective authors. You are welcome to bookmark and link to the site, but please do not copy any of the materials.
Many of the photos on this blog that are attributed to La Vida Mística (The Mystical Life) and OCDS photographers. The images come from various pilgrimages in Spain, Portugal, and The Holy Land. They will offer you a rare glimpse of original relics and paintings. I’m sure that the saints would love for you to share these images with others, but if you do so, please do your part in the work of the Holy Spirit, and link back to The Mystical Life. Thank you!
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