“If the person is seeking God much more is their beloved seeking them"

St John of the Cross

The Carmelites

The Discalced Carmelite Family is a religious Order in the Roman Catholic Church. We, the members, trace our roots back to the ancient hermits on Mount Carmel, Israel, in the thirteenth century.
Like them, we try to follow Christ with special emphasis on Scripture and prayer. In this we take Mary as our model.

This way of life was reinterpreted for us in the sixteenth century by St Teresa of Avila with the help of St John of the Cross. That is why we are sometimes today referred to as "Teresian Carmelites".
This website provides information for those interested in a Carmelite vocation.  It tells you a little about us, the formation process and how to get in touch.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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Vocations' Sunday 22nd April [aka Good Shepherd Sunday]. There will be a series of events in our Kensington Church, London, leading up to Vocations Sunday. This for 20-35 year olds.

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