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A Brief History of The Carmelites



The Order of Carmelites has its origins on Mount Carmel, in Palestine, where, as we read in the II Book of Kings, the great prophet Elijah defended the true faith in the God of Israel, when he won the challenge against the priests of Baal. It was also on Mount Carmel that the same prophet,

Carmelite Mission in Ukraine

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Fr. Roman Dabrowski O.Carm.

Sasiadowice is an old village located half way between Chyrowa and Sambor in the Ukraine. The first historical references to this village occur in the year 1370. The wooden church of the Roman Catholic

Carmelite Mission in Hong Kong


Fr. Heribertus Heru Purwanto, O.Carm.

Carmelite mission in Hong Kong started over 30 months ago.  The actual members involved are three priests from the Indonesian Province. They are Heribertus Heru Purwanto, Paulus Waris Santoso,


Carmelite spirituality is focused on attention to one’s relationship with Jesus.


Carmelite spirituality is characterised by an intense thirst for an immediate and direct experience of God.


Carmelite spirituality enables God-seekers to discover new heights and depths in their own hearts and in the God who calls and loves them.

Carmel in Papua New Guinea Gateway to Oceania

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Fr. Christian B. Buenafe, O.Carm.

Oceania is the region in between the continents of Asia and Australia, it consists of big and small island countries that stretch and spread out in the vast Pacific Ocean. These are the countries of Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Fiji and Samoan Islands,

The Carmelites

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The Carmelites? Who are we?


The Holy Land, Mount Carmel to be exact. A mountain celebrated for its sheer beauty. Stretching out into the deep blue of the Mediterranean Sea Mount Carmel in the springtime of the year is a glow with the vivacious colouring of flowering shrubs and plants. A symbol for the beauty of Mary.

IV Centenary of the Foundation of the Carmelite Monastery of Zaragoza (Spain) 1615-2015

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Fr. Rafael Mª. López Melús, O.Carm.

Throughout the last two years, the Carmelite nuns in Zargoza have been celebrating a jubilee. It is the fourth centenary of their foundation. It was on the 8th of July, 1615 that the four founders from the monastery of the Incarnation in Valencia arrived in the city of Zaragoza. The founding benefactor was Doña Ana Carrillo (d. 1631), who later became a Carmelite. 

God gave us faculties for our use; each of them will

God gave us faculties for our use; each of them will receive its proper reward. Then do not let us try to charm them to sleep, but permit them to do their work until divinely called to something higher.

(St. Teresa of Jesus)

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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." 


by Dr. Radut