Discalced Carmelite Friars

Semi Province of St. Therese

The Provincial

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Provincial - Fr. Luis Joaquin Castaneda

Father Luis Joaquin Castañeda, O.C.D.


Fr. Luis Joaquin Castañeda, a native of Mexico, has been a Discalced Carmelite Friar for 25 years. He did his initial formation in the different houses of formation that we had here in the Province of St. Therese at that time.

He was ordained in 2003. After ordination, he continued his studies in Religious Formation.

He has worked in formation throughout different triennia, including six years in vocation promotion. Additionally, he had also served as Provincial Vicar for the Carmelite Nuns. Moreover, he has been in leadership role as our Provincial from 2011 to 2017. In this present triennium Fr. Luis Joaquin is serving as Provincial, leading our Semi- Province in the restructuring of our communities and different apostolates.