Discalced Carmelite Friars

Semi Province of St. Therese

Safe Environment


The Order of the Discalced Carmelites, Province of St. Therese, has been certified as Praesidium Accredited™. Praesidium is a leading abuse risk management group and the accrediting body for men’s Catholic religious orders and congregations in the United States.

Praesidium has independently verified that we meet the 2016 Edition of their Standards for Accreditation. Praesidium specialists have thoroughly reviewed our policies, conducted site visits, interviewed members of the Province, including those in formation and their directors, Provincial leadership, and members of our Review Board.

Our current accreditation will remain in effect for five years (2017-2022). During this time we will continue to uphold the standards of Accreditation.

According to the Law

Anyone who knows of the sexual abuse of a child is under a legal obligation to report it.