The ceaseless quest for God in solitude is like an exodus into the desert. God draws and guides us there in order to speak to our heart.  (Hos.2:16).  Under the impulse of the Holy Spirit, many have responded to Christ's invitation to His disciples (Mk. 6:31) and have retired to solitude where they adore the Father and listen to His word.  They have chosen the one thing necessary, the better part, and it will not be taken from them (Lk. 10: 39-42). Constitutions no. 105


Teresian enclosure's purpose and requirements are consistent with radical Christian discipleship and with evangelical self-denial.  They safeguard the freedom and harmony of community life and so foster the full gift of self to God in contemplative life for the Church.   Constitutions no. 108




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