Following Mary’s example, the contemplative is a person centred in God. (VDQ 10)

Christ is alive! He is our hope.




...everything he touches becomes young, new, full of life...
Christ is alive and he wants you to be alive!


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"De Maria numquam satis..."




To speak of the mystery of the Annunciation is only stammering!


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Message for Lent 2019




When we live as children of God, redeemed, led by the Holy Spirit (cf. Rom 8:14) and capable of acknowledging and obeying God's law, beginning with the law written on our hearts and in nature, we also benefit creation by cooperating in its redemption.


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Human Fraternity




Faith leads a believer to see in the other a brother or sister to be supported and loved. Through faith in God, who has created the universe, creatures and all human beings (equal on account of his mercy), believers are called to express this human fraternity...


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The need of God, the need of the absolute.




St. John of the Cross is not only the Doctor of the "nothing", the Doctor of the night; he is above all the Doctor of love.


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Carmelites in the Middle East



               As Carmelites in the Holy Land (Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Haifa and Nazareth) from Egypt (The Fayoum) and Syria (Aleppo), we are called to live our vocation in Carmel in a very precise land; a land  of Revelation and Incarnation. To be true to this call in the Middle East of today, we must of necessity deepen our sense of mission.  

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Gaudete et exsultate




          “Rejoice and be glad!” urges our Holy Father, Pope Francis, as he exhorts us to a life of sanctity.

       God summons us to come, to choose and freely accept this challenge.


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The Joy of Love




“The Joy of Love experienced by families is also the joy of the Church… the Christian proclamation on the family is good news indeed.”


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Laudato Si'



Humanity still has the ability to work together in building our common home.
(Laudato Si' 13)

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Way of the Cross with Saint Teresa of Avila




With Saint Teresa as guide,
let us accompany Jesus on the Way of the Cross


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"In obsequio Iesu Christi"



The Rule of Carmel was born in the heart and life of the first hermits of Mount Carmel, even before being written.



Joy is born from the gratuitousness of an encounter!



"True joy does not come from things or from possessing, no! It is born from the encounter, from the relationship with others, it is born from feeling accepted, understood and loved, and from accepting, from understanding and from loving; and this is not because of a passing fancy but because the other is a person. Joy is born from the gratuitousness of an encounter!"


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Carmelites in the Middle East


Our communities are inseparable in their vocation to this region of the Middle East. It is not primarily a geographical situation, but a spiritual reality that each of us lives in the privacy of her search for union with God...«the Church's journey is entrusted to the loving heart and praying hands of cloistered nuns."(VS 4) and the journey of the Church in the Middle East par excellence.

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Welcome to our web site


“For me, to be a Carmelite in the Holy Land is to live
immersed in the Word:The Word that became flesh in this land and revealed itself here.
It is to pray and meditate upon this Word that lives within us, all the while
having within my heart an inexpressible gratitude that flows from one amazement to the next."


Mariam of Jesus Crucified


Our Lord seems to say:
"Do not you think
I am mercy?


Contemplative Life


Seeking the
of God...




Jubilee Year of the Apparitions
of Fatima




The Carmelite
in the land
of the Word


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