Letter from the Chair of the General Commission


Dear Brothers and Sisters in Carmel,

With great joy and hope we present this website for the Lay Carmelites. This initiative is the result of our first meeting with the new General Commission for the Carmelite Laity and Youth of our Order.

The Second International Meeting of the Carmelite Laity in Asia-Australia-Oceania


The Second International Meeting of the Carmelite Laity in Asia-Australia-Oceania was held at the Carmelite Missionary Center of Spirituality in Tagaytay City, Philippines, on March 18-21, 2015. The gathering had very rich discussions and sharing based on the theme of the congress: “Living The Way of Carmel

2015 Lay Carmelite Convocation in Atlanta


USA: A brochure and registration information for the upcoming Lay Carmelite Convocation was mailed to all received and professed Lay Carmelites at the end of January 2015. If you did not receive the packet, please contact the Lay Carmelite Office:

Lay Carmelite Office

Profession In The Third Order And Admission To The Novitiate

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Rome, Italy: On the 7th of February, a Saturday, during the celebration of the Eucharist, at 18:30 hours, presided by Fr. Gerardo Bonsignore, spiritual director of the Third Order, Sisters Carlucci Vanna and Laura Grimaldi, without vote, and Brother Claudio Garza, with the votes, have made perpetual profession in the secular fraternity of Santa Maria in Traspontina.

Temporary Profession of 17 Seminarians

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Last 21 February 2015, 17 seminarians  had made their Temporary Profession and 1 seminarian was received as a postulant to the Third Order of Carmelites Regular (TOC - Regular) in Saint Teresa of Avila Chapel, New Manila, Quezon City.  The Mass and reception were altogether officiated by Fr. Christian Buenafe,

Temporary Profession, Reception of Novices and Scapular Imposition of Aspirants

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Last January 10, 2015 the new community of Blessed Anne of St. Bartholomew celebrates the Temporary Profession of 9 members, 3 Novices, and 2 Aspirants held at San Bartolome Apostol Parish, San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija. Rev. Fr. Baltazar Ronato, O.Carm, National Spiritual Director

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