Discalced Carmelite Friars

Province of St. Therese

Little Flower Basilica - white clouds on blue sky
Marylake - Morning Mist
Little Flower Basilica - roofline
Marylake - clear lake reflection
Mount Carmel Center - Yellow Field Flowers
Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Feast Day – July 16

Our Lady of Mount Carmel at La Santa

O gentle Mother
Who in Carmel reigns,
Share with your servants
That gladness you gained
and now enjoy.


The Discalced Carmelite Friars are a community of men – priests and religious brothers – serving the Church through a life of contemplative prayer. In our apostolic work, we also strive to foster growth in the spiritual life, helping women and men to grow in friendship with God and with neighbor.

Fr. Luis Joaquin Castañeda, OCD, Provincial