Sister Theresa of Avila, a woman who founded the order of Carmelites says that deep within each of us is an inner castle, our heart. She is one of my mentors that I admire for her faith, strength, and endurance. She says that it is in the inner castle where beauty, treasures, and dreams, even afflictions dwell with LOVE. For beauty and inflictions both can pierce the heart. Even when she was suffering with a chronic illness that racked her body with pain, she traveled to remote places in Spain to plant convents taking in many young women who lived in the streets. Those were the days when poverty wreaked hunger and children went out to the streets to work for bread. She never tired of serving her Master, giving bread to the poor and prayed for them. Carmelites pray and live in silence (contemplative prayer) as service to their Master. I thank God for the Carmelites and their prayer life. These are they that delivered me from religion prejudices.