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About us

The Discalced Carmelite Friars

The Discalced Carmelites find their origin in the 16th century reform of St Teresa of Jesus while the heritage of Carmel dates back to a much earlier time. Today, the Discalced Carmelites are located throughout the world, living a life of allegiance to Jesus Christ and answring the call to contemplation. The friars in particular, are also called to carry out the works of the active apostolate.

Our presence in the region began in the 80s and today, finds itself flourishing in Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia. True to its charism, the friars live a life of prayer while balancing the pastoral needs of souls entrusted to their care. As such, the friars are involved in managing parishes, providing spiritual direction and spiritual conferences, giving  retreats, as well as promoting the spirituality of Carmel.

Our Saints 

The Discalced Carmelite Order has a rich tradition of saints who have lived out the spirituality and charism of the order with great fervor and dedication. These saints, both men and women, have left a lasting impact on the Church and on the world through their lives of prayer, contemplation, and service. Some of the most famous Discalced Carmelite saints include St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, St. Thérèse of Lisieux, and St. Elizabeth of the Trinity. These saints have left a powerful legacy of spiritual wisdom and guidance that continues to inspire and challenge people of all backgrounds and walks of life to deepen their relationship with God and strive for greater holiness. Their lives and writings are a testament to the beauty and richness of the Discalced Carmelite tradition.

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