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Carmelite Institutes

Brazil - Instituto de Espiritualidade Tito Brandsma (IETB) do Brasil

An institute providing educational and pastoral services to Latin America through retreat weeks, courses, and assistance to Lay Carmelite groups as well as publications.

Convento do Carmo
Patio do Carmos
50010-120 Santo Antônio

Tel: (0) 55-81-322 433 41 |  Fax: (0) 55-81-322 457 23

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Britain and Ireland - Carmelite Institute of Britain and Ireland

An initiative of the British Province and the Irish Province of the OCARM Order and the OCD Anglo Irish Province.


c/o Whitefriars
More House, Heslington
York   YO10 5DK, UK

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France - Centre d'Etudes d'Histoire de la Spiritualité


Convent des Carmes
Notre Dame de Lumières
Allèe Titus Brandsma
44200 NANTES

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Iberian Peninsula - Carmelite Institute

An initiative of the OCARM Provinces in Spain and Portugal to increase the study and diffusion of Carmelite history and spirituality through publications.


Carmelo Lusitane

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Indonesia - Institut Karmel Indonesia


The Carmelite Institute in Indonesia is a center for research and development of Christian and Carmelite spirituality in the context of Asian religions. The Institute also publishes spiritual books and articles. The Institute also gives retreats, days of recollection, and courses on spirituality.

Institut Karmel Indonesia
Jl Talang 3
Malang  65112

Italy - Institutum Carmelitanum

Established in 1951 by the Prior General Kilian Lynch to promote studies in Carmelite history, mariology, and spirituality. The Institute is located at Centro Internazionale Sant’ Alberto (CISA) in Rome but includes both Carmelite and non Carmelite scholars from around the world.

Publications:  Edizioni Carmelitane

Via Sforza Pallavicini, 10
00193 Roma, Italia

Tel: (06) 681-00834  |  Fax: (06) 683-07200

Italy - Istituto "San Pier Tommaso"

The Institute proposes to promote Carmelite studies through courses in the history and spirituality of the Order, as well as through publications.

S. Martino ai Monti
Viale del Monte Oppio, 28
00184  Roma 

Tel: 06 478 4701


Netherlands (Boxmeer) - Dutch Carmelite Institute

The Institute of the Dutch Province of Carmelites located at the monastery in Boxmeer. The Institute is divided into three sections: The Carmelite Library, The Archives of the Dutch Province, and the Photographic Archives.


Steenstraat 39
5831 JA  Boxmeer

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Netherlands (Nijmegan) - Titus Brandsma Institute

The Titus Brandsma Institute is a scholarly institute established to promote the scholarly study of the guidelines for religious experience and spiritual. While it is located at on the campus of Radboud University (formerly "Catholic University of Nijmegan"), it is an independent research institute founded jointly the Dutch Province of the Carmelite Order and the Catholic University of Nijmegan.



SPINE - Instructional Resources for the Study of Spirituality
SPRIIN - An Online Community and Resource Center for those Studying Spirituality

Online Search of the Institute Library (which is incorporated into the library of Radboud University (formerly "Catholic University of Nijmegan")

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North America - The Carmelite Institute

A cooperative project of the two OCARM provinces and the three OCD provinces of North America. The Institute offers an extensive "distance learning" program with graduate credits as well as a conference every two years. A number of audio and audio-visual tapes are also available.


1600 Webster Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20017

Philippine - Institute of Spirituality in Asia (ISA)

The Institute of Spirituality in Asia (formerly called "Center for Spirituality in Manila") is intended as a humble contribution of the Philippine General Commissariate of the Carmelite Order for scientific and systematic study of Spirituality in the Philippines and Asia.


Institute of Spirituality in Asia (ISA)
The Directing Team
26 Acacia Street, Brgy Mariana, New Manila
Quezon City, 1112 Philippines

Tel: (+632) 723-0449  

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Carmelite institute malta

The Carmelite Institute Malta, founded on 4 October 2008, started as a collaborative effort of the Maltese Carmelite Province and of the Maltese Province of Discalced Carmelites to promote in Malta the study of Carmelite spirituality and tradition. Currently it is solely run by the Maltese Carmelite Province.

Its main goal is to offer courses in Carmelite Spirituality, Mariology and the study of mysticism on various levels. The Institute cooperates with the Faculty of Theology of the University of Malta to offer an MA programme in Spirituality. Students enrolled in this programme may opt to specialize in Carmelite Spirituality.



The Carmelite Institute Malta has its seat at the Carmelite Priory, Mdina

Board members

Rev. Drs Alexander Vella, O.Carm.
Executive Director
Rev. Dr Charlò Camilleri, O.Carm.

Academic Board
Rev. Dr Charlò Camilleri, O.Carm,
Rev. Drs Glen Attard, O.Carm.

Faculty of Theology
Pastoral Formation Institute
Institutum Carmelitanum
Titus Brandsma Institute




Board members


Rev. Drs Alexander Vella, O.Carm.

Executive Director 

Rev. Dr Charlò Camilleri, O.Carm.


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."