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Nuns and Sisters Commission 2013-2019

The communion between the various components of the Carmelite Family is expressed through effective communication, by which we are enriched by giving each other, and a good cooperation, especially in the service of the new evangelization. In this way,

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Monasteries in the World


  • Mosteiro "Flos Carmeli"
    Rua Coronel Sodrè, 652 - C.P.87,
    14870-970 Jaboticabal, São Paulo.
    Tel. 016-3220626 Fax. 016-32021458
    Email: convento @
  • Mosteiro "Mater Carmeli"
    Av. Guanabara, 887 - Morumbi Caixa Postal, 311
    87701-970, Paranavaí, PR.
    Tel. & Fax 044-4224633
    Email: mosteirocarmeli
Cloistered Nuns

The word "Carmelite" takes its origin from Mount Carmel, the mountain of the Prophet Elijah, which in the biblical and patristic traditions means fertility, beauty, generosity and wealth of grace. All this, adapted to the spiritual life, is realised in those who embrace the Carmelite contemplative life.

The First Carmelite Nuns

The Carmelite friars managed to log over two centuries in Europe before there was any serious attempt to establish a structure for communities of women. And yet, there were women who wanted to follow the spirituality and rule of the hermits of Mt. Carmel. To be sure, there had often been individual people,

Assembly of the Federation of St. Mary Magdalen de’Pazzi

A meeting of the Elective Assembly  of the Federation of St. Mary Magdalen de’Pazzi, of the Italian monasteries of our Order took place at Il Carmelo  in Sassone (Rome) from the 28th of March to the 31st of March, 2011  . The meeting was attended by the prioresses and delegates of each of the eleven monasteries that make up the Federation.

Federation of Monasteries of Italian Nuns

After years of preparation and experiences of mutual cooperation in various fields between the Italian monasteries, including through annual meetings of the prioresses, the Carmelite nuns belonging to three areas in Italy, namely the Italian, Neapolitan provinces and the General  Commissariat of “La Bruna”, have agreed to formalize this process. 

Monastery of The Mother of God and of Carmel


The foundation of this monastery is one of those events where the hand of God is clearly evident. It was completed without material means or help from important people, by a simple religious woman who was outside the cloister of another Roman Carmelite monastery sacked by the masons during the papacy of Pius IX.



As Carmelites We live our life of allegiance to Jesus Christ and to serve Him faithfully with a pure heart and a clear conscience through a commitment to seek the face of the living God (the contemplative dimension of life), through prayer, through fraternity, and through service (diakonia). These three fundamental elements of the charism are not distinct and unrelated values, but closely interwoven. 

All of these we live under the protection, inspiration and guidance of Mary, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, whom we honor as "our Mother and sister."