Praise be Jesus Christ!

The Order of Carmel Discalced Secular is a community comprised of Lay Roman Catholics who live in the world while centering themselves on God and serving Him through the spirit of Carmel. We live under the constitutions of the Order and are part of the Carmelite family of Friars and Nuns.

As Carmelites, we seek to hear God in the quiet of our hearts through contemplation and prayer. We seek an interior union with our Lord while actively living out the ordinary events of our everyday lives. We take our example of living from Our Lady as a model for living our life focused on one thing, serving her Son. She is a woman of faith and obedience to whom we look as a companion and guide on our journey of faith. She is Mother and Sister as well as patroness. Her gentle presence pervades our lives. We wear the brown scapular she gave to us as it is a symbol of our dedication to her and of her motherly care for us.  - MORE

Number 10? For us, it's number 1!

CNN travel has listed the top 10 "walled cities" of the world. Comming in at number 10 is, you guessed it, Avila!

Neural correlates of a mystical experience in Carmelite nuns

The recent scientific study done by researchers at University of Montreal on brains of Carmelite Nuns had the goal of identifying the neural correlates of a mystical experience.

75th anniversary of the death of Blessed Titus Brandsma

Today, 26 of July 2017, we remember the 75° anniversary of the martyrdom of blessed Titus Brandsma in the concentration camp of Dachau.


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