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About us

The Discalced Carmelites are friars and nuns who dedicate themselves to a life of prayer. The Carmelite nuns live in cloistered (enclosed) monasteries and follow a completely contemplative life. The Carmelite friars, while following a contemplative life, also engage in the promotion of spirituality through their retreat centers, parishes and churches. Lay people, known as the Secular Order, follow their contemplative call in their everyday activities. Devotion to the Virgin Mary is a characteristic of Carmelites and is symbolized by wearing the brown scapular. 

"I desire very much to make a foundation of Carmelites in the Diocese of Jaro... We beg, Rev. Mother, the help of your prayers and deeds for the realization of a project that has no other end but the greater glory of God and the salvation of souls [and sanctification of the priests.]"Bishop James Paul McCloskey (Bishop of Jaro, Iloilo, c. 1921)

Examinee K

"Thank you sisters for praying for me. I passed my PTE exam. God bless you more!"

Benefactor S

"More power to you sisters. You are a gift to us Ilonggos! God bless."

Friend L

"Thank you for sharing your gift of prayer and Carmelite presence."
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