St Teresa of Avila 1515-1582


St John of the Cross 1542-1591


St Thérèse of Lisieux 1873-1897



  • a source of massive inspiration for generations of searchers all over the world.


Carmel’s saints


  • beloved by millions: St Teresa of Avila, St John of the Cross, St Thérèse of Lisieux – all Doctors of the Church – St Elizabeth of the Trinity, St Teresa of the Andes, St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein – a Patron of Europe) and a host of others.


Carmel’s martyrs


  • The Martyrs of Compiègne under the French Revolution, the Martyrs of Spain in the Civil War, and others.


Carmel’s teachers of prayer


  • spiritual wisdom from the heart and from the mind, available in countless books and podcasts.

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Latest on this site

Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel:

Saturday 16 July
Readings in honour of Our Lady

Novena to Our Lady of Mt Carmel


Presidents' Conference 2022
Full and summary reports

View these in the For Seculars section


Scripture and Spirituality conference

Click here for more information



2022 Secular Order retreats

A welcome return to live events!

Click here for details



Secret of Spiritual Growth

A lucid and accessible introduction to the life of prayer


The Eucharist is live-streamed from
the Carmelite Priory, Boars Hill at
6pm Mon-Fri and 12.15 pm Sat and Sun

(Link becomes live just before start.)