Probably the most recognizable member of the Carmelite order is Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, popularly known as the Little Flower. They are cloistered, enclosed, and as all true nuns spend their days in mostly silence and contemplative prayer for the world. In the 16th century Saint Teresa of Avila yearned to rekindle the Carmelites’ original hermit spirit. More than a century after her death at age 24, Thérèse remains immensely popular. As Carmelites We live our life of allegiance to Jesus Christ and to serve Him faithfully with a pure heart and a clear conscience through a commitment to seek the face of the living God (the contemplative dimension of life), through prayer, through fraternity, and through service (diakonia). for (var i=1; i