Who is the founder of the Carmelite Order?

Teresa of Ávila
Simon StockAlbert of VercelliBerthold of CalabriaSaint Brocard

What did the Carmelite reform do?

The aim of the reform was to restore and emphasize the austerity and contemplative character of primitive Carmelite life. Because Reformed Carmelites wore sandals in place of shoes and stockings, they came to be called the Discalced, or barefooted, Carmelites, to distinguish them from the older branch of the order.

What is the Carmelites motto?


Latin: Ordo Fratrum Beatissimae Mariae Virginis de Monte Carmelo
Coat of arms of the Carmelites
Legal status Institute of Consecrated Life
Membership 1,979 (1,294 priests) as of 2017
Motto Latin: Zelo zelatus sum pro Domino Deo exercituum (English: ‘With zeal have I been zealous for the Lord God of hosts’)

How many Carmelite nuns are there?

They are of the Discalced or Barefoot Carmelites, an offshoot of the order established in 1593. The original order started on Israel’s Mount Carmel about 1190. Today, the Carmelites have about 800 nuns. The life is rigorous, with a regimen of prayer, Mass and chores from 6 a.m. to early evening.

What do Carmelites wear?

The Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart wear a habit including cincture, rosary, scapular, and veil. The Dominican Sisters of Mary Immaculate Province wear a habit consisting of tunic, belt, rosary, scapular, veil, and cappa or mantle.

What is a Discalced Carmelite nun?

Unlike friars who are active through retreat centers, parishes, and churches , Discalced Carmelite nuns live in cloistered (enclosed) monasteries and follow a completely contemplative life. E-mail: [email protected]

Where are the nuns of the Carmel in Massachusetts?

The Nuns of the Carmel of St. Therese in Danvers, MA welcomed the public to a Holy Mass in celebration of the Feast of “The Little Flower” on Friday morning, October 1st. Sister Mary Magdalene of Jesus and Our Lady of Grace made her First Profession of Temporary Vows on Saturday, July 24th. View Photo Gallery.

What do Carmelite nuns pray for?

As Carmelite nuns, it is our vocation to pray for your intentions as well as the needs of the church and the world. Please share with us your prayer requests and will remember them in our monastery’s daily prayers.

Who are the @Carmelites?

Carmelites are explorers of an inner place of intimacy with God. Our life is an interior journey of growing in and through prayer which is lived in a loving relationship with Christ. This journey, is open to all.