Our Federation


« In His name, my sisters and daughters, I beg you always to pray to Our Lord for this ; and let everyone who joins in the future act as though this Primitive Rule of the Order of the Virgin, Our Lady, were beginning with her » (F 27,11)


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, through the West Bank, Israel and Egypt. We belong to a Christian minority, living 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 and Desert Fathers were born, with the gradual development of the expression of faith, shaping our lives in the midst of a multicultural world.

More recently, figures such as St. Mariam of Jesus Crucified and St. Charles de Foucauld have lived out their inner call of burial and absolute self-giving in these places.

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 the peoples to whom the Lord has called us, under the gaze and protection of Mary, Queen and Beauty of Carmel.


Association Notre Dame du Carmel
P.O.B. 19064 — 9119001 Jerusalem – ISRAEL
Tél: 972-02 6283143 Fax: 972-02 6274664
email coordinatrice: Sr. Marie Agnès   associationnotredameducarmel@gmail.com
Email Association: carmelitesholyland@gmail.com