Who are We?

The Discalced Carmelites are a Roman Catholic religious community of priests, brothers, nuns, and laity serving the Church through lives of prayer and ministry, in a fraternal setting. Our roots go back to twelfth-century hermits on Mount Carmel in the Holy Land. The Discalced Carmelites were established by St. Teresa of Avila in 1562 and St. John of the Cross in 1568 to renew the Order’s commitment to contemplation, simplicity, and community.

Our Province

This website is for the Discalced Carmelite of the Washington Province of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. About Our Province

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Are you interested in becoming a Discalced Carmelite Friar?

Our new vocations website is a wealth of information for you! You will learn more about a friar’s vocation, a day in the life of a friar, the process of formation, and stories from Catholic men who said “yes” to the Lord.
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