The core of Carmelite spirituality is a journey of the heart. Father James McCaffrey, OCD, from the Carmelite Priory in Oxford, writes in his book The Carmelite Charism that Carmelite spirituality is “like the exodus experience of God’s people and their meeting with ‘the Lord’, in the wilderness”. And then he adds that “The Carmelite is called to search in every dark and hidden crevice of the human heart for those lurking demons of Israel’s desert experience”. In the Carmelite tradition the desert experience has often taken place in the mountains, which is deeply rooted in the Bible. It often says that the mountain is a place of prayer, the place of our encounter with God. Moses, the leader of the chosen people, met God on Mount Horeb where God revealed to him His name: “I am He who is”. The great prophet Elijah gave us the example of how to fight and challenge our false gods when he challenged the prophets of the false gods on Mount Carmel. When we carefully read the Gospels, we can discover that some of the greatest events in Jesus’ life also took place in the mountains. He also used to go up there to pray.