Provides a concise and inspiring overview of Carmel's spiritual heritage from a Teresian perspective. Identifies the principal texts, themes, figures and teachings of Carmel: Elijah and Mary, the Rule of St. Albert and the Bookf of the Institution of the First Monks, the Carmelite understanding of contemplation and the degrees of prayer, the message of Saints Teresa, John of the Cross and Thérèse of Lisieux.