He trudged across the country, proclaiming truth to those who needed to hear it
Haifa is a model of peaceful coexistence between religions
Elijah, our Father, leads; in our self-denying we follow him
Poverty is the way, the very road He came, our heavenly Emperor; untiring in loving, our God is calling; trusting Him, let us follow
But when I leave I want to go out like Elijah With a whirlwind to fuel my chariot of fire (an homage to Rich Mullins)
Since the times of the holy prophet Elijah, our Father, and Guide, the Carmelites have sought nothing more than to walk in truth, following in allegiance to Christ who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
St. John Paul II described the vocation of lay members of the Carmelite order as "men and women called to live the Carmelite charism in the world... follow the example of Elijah"
Those who are powerful and corrupt, even though they may appear to be strong, are powerless in the face of their fears
“It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life, for I am no better than my ancestors.”
Elijah got up, ate and drank, and the food gave him enough strength to walk forty days to Sinai, the holy mountain. (1 Kings 19:8)
“Go, tell your lord, ‘Behold, Elijah is here.’”
This prophet whom God commanded to go forth into the desert is to be the model of all who withdraw into solitude renouncing sin and all sensory pleasures, indeed all earthly things.
The emblem of the Carmelite and Discalced Carmelite Orders displays this banner: ZELO ZELATUS SUM PRO DOMINO DEO EXERCITUUM
"Rise again on God’s creation bring to bloom this arid place"