Saint Joseph Secular Discalced Carmelites

San Francisco, California


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Our Community

California-Arizona Province of St. Joseph

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Our Main Houses


Our Community

St. Joseph Community of Secular Discalced Carmelites, San Francisco, CA

We meet one Friday evening per month on the campus of the University of San Francisco.

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Religious Vocations to the Discalced Carmelites

(California-Arizona Province of St. Joseph)

Religious vocations to the Carmelite Priesthood and Brotherhood

Religious vocations to the Carmelites Sisters

Many Carmelite convents of nuns have their own websites. You can find a list of Carmelite convents within the California-Arizona Province of St. Joseph.

Search the web for convents of Carmelite nuns in other parts of the country (or world) or contact other provinces (below) for information about convents within their jurisdictions.

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Vocations to the Order of Secular Discalced Carmelites

If you are interested in discerning a vocation to the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites within the California-Arizona Province of St. Joseph (California, Oregon, Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming, Arizona, New Mexico), please contact either the individual below or our Central Office to find the community nearest you.

Western Jurisdiction
PO Box 3079
San Jose CA 95156-3079

If you reside in the central or eastern part of the United States and are discerning a vocation to the Secular Discalced Carmelites, please contant one of the individuals below or visit the website of your Carmelite province for more guidance.

Eastern Jurisdiction
OCDS Main Office
2131 Lincoln Rd., NE
Washington DC 20002

Central Jurisdiction
4600 W. Davis St.
Dallas TX 75211

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Carmelite Retreat Houses

Carmelite House of Prayer

20 Mount Carmel Drive
P.O. Box 347
Oakville, California 94562

El Carmelo Retreat House

El Carmelo Retreat House
P.O. Box 446
Redlands, CA 92373

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Other Carmelite Provinces Within the United States

Oklahoma Province of Saint Therese

Washington Province of the Immaculate Heart of Mary



Online Communities of Secular/Lay Carmelites

Become involved in an active secular/lay Carmelite email discussion group. Sign up free to post, learn, and connect. (Who said Carmelites were a quiet bunch?)

Catholic Information Network's Carmelite spirituality email list (CIN Carm)

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