Renewal in the Church didn't begin with Vatican II!
four hundred years ago, the great Carmelite reformers St.
Teresa of Jesus and St. John of the Cross responded to
God's call to return to their original Carmelite
roots, a way of life animated by contemplative
prayer under the protection of Mary, the Mother
in their footsteps, generations of Carmelites have realized
in the Carmelite way of life a means of developing a
close relationship with God and a wonderful
foundation for serving God's people.
Carmelites are Catholic men and women, either married or single,
lay or clerical, who live out this heritage of
contemplative prayer in daily life. While going
about their everyday occupations, secular
Carmelites give witness to the value of prayer and
contemplation in a world that is seeking intimacy with God.
centuries-old tradition which encourages growth in closeness
to God in every aspect of life in today's world
A Rule of Life and a formation program
that fosters the Carmelite tradition of
prayer and Teresian spirituality in a way appropriate
for lay persons
in monthly meetings with a community of other
spiritually-minded men and women, who share a
common interest in prayer, and a
association with the Discalced Carmelite Friars with
the opportunity for spiritual guidance
...then, consider becoming a Secular Carmelite!
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Vocations to the Order of Secular Discalced Carmelites
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. Drop us a line for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other communities within the California-Arizona Province of St. Joseph
If you are 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
PO Box 3079
San Jose CA 95156-3079
Other Carmelite Provinces within the United States
If you reside in the central or
eastern part of the United States and are discerning a vocation to the
Secular Discalced Carmelites , please visit the website of your
Carmelite province (below) or one of the following individuals for more
Oklahoma Province of Saint Therese
Washington Province of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
May God bring to fruition the good work He has begun in you!
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