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The Carmelites around the world

Some activities of the Indonesian Carmelites in August and July 2020

The Indonesian Carmelites managed to hold some important events even though the Covid-19 infection is threatening all over the place. Below are the

To address hunger, Carmelite parish introduces urban farming

By Br. Ritche T. Salgado, O.Carm.


San Isidro Labrador Parish in Bagong Silangan, Quezon City recently piloted a community-based urban farming

Carmelite talks before UN rights body on Philippine situation

On June 30, 2020, Fr. Christian Buenafe, O.Carm., presented an oral intervention during the Interactive Dialogue on the report of the Office of the

Tend to God’s Flock, Don’t Lord Over Them

Tend the flock of God in your midst, [overseeing] not by constraint but willingly, as God would have it, not for shameful profit but eagerly. Do not

Filipino Carmelites respond to the COVID-19 health crisis

The Carmelites in the Philippines pro-actively responded to the needs of those affected by the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic which

100th anniversary of St Simon Stock Parish, the Bronx, NY city

St Simon Stock Parish
“An Oasis in the Desert”
By Michael Kissane, O.Carm.
St Simon Stock parish (now St Simon Stock/St Joseph) is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2020.

“We are with you” - Prior General O’Neill tells survivors of victims of killings in the Philippines

Carmelite Prior General Míceál O’Neill and General Counsellor for Asia, Oceania, and Australia, Fr. Robert Thomas Puthussery, O.Carm., on their visit

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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."