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The history of the Carmelites

The Carmelites are a religious group within the Catholic Church. Their name derives from Mt. Carmel, the place of their outset. Toward the end of the 12th century, during the crusades, a small group of Latin hermits settled on the slopes of Mt. Carmel,...

The Carmelite charism

The term Charism, with regard to a religious order, refers to the set of characteristics which inspire a group and distinguishes it from other religious orders. The Charism of each Christian religious family emphasizes the particular way in which its...

The Teresian Charism

The origin of the renewed Carmel and the very nature of its vocation are tightly bound up with the life and Charism of Teresa of Avila who with her mystical graces, led the path to renewal, making prayer and contemplation her life's commitment. The...

The Discalced Carmelites in the Holy Land

The Discalced Carmelites returned to Mt. Carmel and settled in a definitive way. They are presently organized in a General Delegation counting some 15 members hailing from different parts of the world: Australia, Brazil, India, Israel, Italy, Lebanon,...
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