Listen to God in Silence.
Act on God’s Voice in the World.
Walk with the Carmelites.

Order of Carmelites
Province of the
Most Pure Heart of Mary

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, El Salvador, and Honduras.

Why the Carmelites…

Br. Ryan J. Resurrecion,
O.Carm. Los Angeles

I joined the Carmelites because it felt like home. Carmel offered me a place of silence in the midst of a noisy world, allowing me to listen to God’s voice. I felt called to walk on the Carmelite Way: I recognized that, as a Carmelite, I could accompany all of God’s people with prayer.

Fr. Michael Joyce, O.Carm.

I joined the Carmelites because I saw a spirituality that asks us to discover God’s presence in our lives and the world by calling us to make space to listen to God’s voice so that we can become the authentic person God calls us to be. In Carmel, I discovered a place that would empower me to act out of love rather than fear.

Fr. Roberto Mejia, O.Carm.
Mexico City

I joined the Carmelites because Carmelite Spirituality spoke to my soul and to my heart. In Carmel, I found a family of brothers with the same passion to serve our God in this world. Carmel offered me the peace, God’s peace that my heart had been searching to find.

Br. Roberto Reyes. O.Carm.
Mexico City

When I was about to join the Order, I didn’t know a lot about it, but I knew it was an Order entrusted to the Blessed Virgin Mary, which was important to me; Mary had been a companion in my own spiritual journey, and I knew she would be guiding me as a Carmelite. I also liked that the Order had a long-lasting tradition of profound prayer, something I now cherish very much. Carmelite spirituality has helped me grow and connect better with God and with others.

Experience Carmelite Life

National Eucharistic Congress
July 17-21, 2024
Indianapolis, Indiana
Come & See Retreat
October 11-13, 2024
Whitefriars Hall
Washington, D.C.
More info coming soon.

NCYC 2024:
El Camino/The Way*
November 14-16, 2024
Long Beach, California

*Our Director of Vocations, Fr. Michael Joyce, O.Carm., together with other Carmelite Friars, will be in attendance at NCYC 2024 and available to speak with you in the Expo Hall.  More detailed info coming soon.

Solemn Profession of Final Vows