The Teresian Nuns of Perpetual Adoration will be cloistered contemplatives living the Teresian Carmelite way of
life, with the added apostolate of perpetual adoration. This also follows the prophet Elijah, who, when resting on his
journey, was prompted by an angel to "take and eat, or the journey will be too long," with the Heavenly Food sitting before
The community will be--like all of the Cloister Outreach Affiliate New Foundations--Ecclesia Dei Traditionalist.
The Latin Tridentine Mass will be the center of the nuns' lives.
The 1990 Constitutions of the Carmelite nuns will be followed if a copy can be found. If not, the 1928 Constitutions
will be followed.
The traditional Carmelite habit will be worn, with a monstrance pendant added. The cream-colored choir cape
will have stripes added, running through the cape at about the elbow. These stripes were insprired by Mel Gibson's "The
Passion of the Christ" and the robe Our Lord wore while carrying the cross.
The nuns' monastery will be like that of a Charterhouse--hermitages joined by a cloister walkway.