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Carmelite Friars Most Pure Heart of Mary Province

About Us

The Carmelites of the Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary, in allegiance to Jesus Christ, live in a prophetic and contemplative stance of prayer, common life, and service.  Inspired by Elijah and Mary and informed by the Carmelite Rule, we give witness to an eight-hundred-year-old tradition of spiritual transformation in the United States, Canada, Peru, Mexico, and El Salvador.

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The Carmelites, officially known as the Order of Carmelites, follow the charism of contemplative prayer, community life, and service. Rooted in the tradition of St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross, they focus on spiritual growth and the transformation of individuals through a deep relationship with God.

Ministry Work

The Carmelites engage in educational and pastoral ministries, offering retreats, spiritual direction, and various programs to foster spiritual development. They also emphasize social justice, peace, and integrity of creation, supporting initiatives that promote these values.

Daily Life and Mission

The daily life of the Carmelites includes communal prayer, personal meditation, and active ministry. Their mission is centered on deepening the spiritual lives of individuals and communities through contemplative prayer and service.

Vision and Goals

The Carmelites aim to be a beacon of contemplative spirituality, offering an environment for profound spiritual growth. Through their ministries, they strive to foster spiritual, intellectual, and social development. Their commitment to education, social justice, and community life underscores their mission to serve the broader Church and society. The Carmelites' dedication to prayer and service ensures they remain a vibrant source of inspiration.

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