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To The Carmelite Institute’s of North America webpage CarmelStream!  The Carmelite Institute is a collaborative effort of the Carmelites of the United States and Canada. Its mission is to promote the following of Jesus Christ through studies in the Carmelite tradition and by making the tradition available to our Carmelite brothers and sisters, as well as to all those interested in a spiritual life.


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Pathways of Prayer

San Francisco Area

The day of recollection given by Fr. Jack Welch, O.Carm. will be based on the Carmelite contemplative tradition. Conferences will review the spirituality of Carmel’s three Doctors of the Church: St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, St. Therese of Lisieux.

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CarmelStream is a place to find and contribute to the contemporary interpretation of Carmelite spirituality, and to find inspiration for the journey toward intimacy with God in prayer. It is intended as a collaborative medium for engaging Carmelites and the wider public in the interpretation and application of our Carmelite charism to contemporary times and daily life.

We have a great treasure in our Sisters and Brothers who have gone ahead of us in the footsteps of Jesus Christ and left us and the world a rich legacy illuminating a mystical path that has guided countless men and women through their lives to the destiny to which God calls us all. This project is intended to give water to all who thirst for a spirituality relevant to their times and lives.




Carmel in the World is a magazine for the Carmelite family, and is about Carmel's approach to living the Gospel. It is published twice a year (from 2015) by the Institutum Carmelitanum, Rome, and is sponsored by the English-speaking provinces of the Carmelite Order, each volume containing about 200 pages (ISSN: 0394-7742). The magazine focuses on Carmelite spirituality for laity and includes articles about Mary, about the spiritual life, about theological and pastoral topics, and about Carmelite saints and heroes.

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Recent News & Lectures

The passage leading to the Holy Door at the Carmelite Monastery’s chapel in Nedlands has been adorned with mercy-themed images and quotations, in order to enrich the experience of pilgrims. Photo: Rachel Curry


Holy Door has deeper meaning for Discalced Carmelites By Rachel Curry Walking through a Holy Door is more than just crossing a threshold; it is a chance to pray and reflect on our personal experience of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, says Sister Joanne of the Carmelite Monastery in Nedlands. The Monastery’s chapel is one…



To begin the year, on January 17th, weather permitting, the Carmelite Sisters are hosting the following: Mother Angeline Heritage Center on the Motherhouse grounds will be open for tours at 1:30 pm until 3:00 pm. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m in the Motherhouse Chapel. Evening Prayer and benediction at 4:00…

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