Carmelite Monastery
of St. Therese

The cradle of the Carmelite Order can be found in the Wadi ‘ain es-Siah on Mount Carmel, near the modern city of Haifa, Israel, where the ruins of the Chapel and dwelling places can still be found. There, in the 11th Century a group of hermits came together to live in the spirit of the Prophet Elijah, the great witness of God’s living presence. Around 1205, they approached Albert, the Patriarch of Jerusalem to give them a Rule (Formula of Life). Familiar with their way of life, he wrote a short Rule in the form of a letter. It is simple, flexible and deeply rooted in Scripture. It is still the foundational text for Carmelites today, adapting to different times and circumstances

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Carmelites through the Centuries

The most beautiful and profound emotion we can experience is the sensation of the mystical. 

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What is vocation

The path which consecrated life is called to follow, at the beginning of the new millennium, is guided by the contemplation of Christ…

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Lectio Divina

When you seek truth, you seek God whether you know it or not. 
 (Edith Stein)

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Horarium/Timetable

Trust in God at all times, you people;
Pour out your hearts to the Lord, for God is our refuge. (Psalm 62:8)

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Silence and solitude

Silence is God's first language. 
 (John of the Cross) 

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