Praised be Jesus Christ!
«They all with one
mind gave themselves up to prayer
with Mary the mother of Jesus.»

( Acts 1:14 )

Federation of Monasteries of Discalced Carmelite Nuns in the Middle East and North Africa

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

The Federation of Carmelite Nuns of the Middle East and North Africa, under the patronage of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, extends over a vast territory: from Syria to Morocco, passing through the West Bank, Israel and Egypt. We belong to a Christian minority, residing in a Muslim or Jewish environment. Historically, our countries have been the places of biblical revelation and ancient Christianity, where most of the Church Fathers, Desert Fathers, emerged, with the gradual development of the expression of faith, shaping our life in the midst of a multicultural world. We want to live “in obsequium Iesu Christi in solatium Terrae Sanctae”, in our mosaic of cultures, languages ​​and traditions, carrying in our hearts a deep desire for communion, fraternity and love in the midst of peoples Lord called us , under the gaze and protection of Mary, Queen and Beauty of Carmel.


«in obsequium Iesu Christi
in solatium Terrae Sanctae »


Inserted in the heart
of each particular Church
whose graces, sufferings,
and aspirations we welcome


In our mosaic of cultures,
of languages ​​and traditions,
carry in our heart a deep desire
of communion,
of fraternity and love

If God calls you through the way of Carmel…


If God calls you
take the way of prayer
welcome without reserve the plan of God in your life
let resonate in you the YES of Mary…

If the life of Carmel attract to you
if you wish to live in friendship with Christ
within the great family Carmel
Carmel in in the Middle East and North Afric
opens its doors to you…
You too can be part of us! ….




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The Carmelites in in the Middle East
and North Afric