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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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Teresa’s Anniversary in Spain!

Join The Carmelite Institute on an immersive journey into the heart and homeland of Saint Teresa of Avila, Saint and Doctor of the Church. Our trip is more than pilgrimage. It is an opportunity to learn, be inspired, and take home a new understanding of the truths that Saint Teresa reveals about God and the life of prayer.

October 29 – November 12, 2015


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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. A Subscription Order Form is available here – please print and post with payment.  

Recent News & Lectures


500 Years of Saint Teresa of Ávila

Georgetown University will celebrate the Quincentenary of Teresa of Ávila with an all-day commemoration in Lohrfink Auditorium, Rafik B. Hariri Building, on October 16, 2015, the day after the saint’s feast day. The event will include a symposium featuring the most renowned Teresian scholars in the country; an exhibition in the Booth Family Center for…


Vocation Weekend Retreat

“THE PRACTICE OF THE PRESENCE OF GOD: DEVELOPING A DISCERNING HEART” Retreat Master: Msgr. Kieran Harrington  Date:  NOVEMBER 6-8, 2015   For Single Women Ages 18-40  ST. TERESA’S MOTHERHOUSE, 600 WOODS ROAD, GERMANTOWN, NY 12526   Daily Schedule Includes: Holy Mass and Lectures Eucharistic Adoration Evening and Night Prayer Spiritual Direction (as available) Time for…

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