St. Thérèse explains that during her novitiate she had difficulty during her one-on-one sessions with her novice mistress: "I had never become accustomed to speaking about my soul and I didn’t know how to express what was going on within it."
In the Gospel reading for Third Sunday of Easter, Jesus asks Peter, "do you love me more than these?" Saint Thérèse explains in a letter that she makes Peter's response to Jesus her one and only prayer before the Tabernacle: "My God, you know that I love You."
Carmelite spirituality is not contemplative and apostolic. It is apostolic because it is contemplative
all our actions become a kind of brief conversation with God
A brief conversation with God coming from the simplicity and purity of our hearts