It deepens that moment in the life of the Penitent when when we bring to it the image of the Virgin Mary who represents what each person is called to become in eternity. Filled with the Holy Spirit, she is perfectly united to the Heart of Jesus. With the Virgin Mary as model, we can enter into the garden of the heart where the work of our sanctification is being accomplished.
In the Carmelite tradition, it is within the enclosed garden of the heart that we encounter Jesus, Our Lord and Savior, Mary, model of the contemplative life, and all the company of heaven. It is also where we encounter ourselves and one another and, with the grace of God, discover our true home.