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18 March 2023

The Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites reborn in Israel

About two years ago, a group of lay people from different cultures wondered about the possibility of founding a community of Secular Carmel at Stella Maris, on Mount Carmel, and began to organize themselves and inquire about the procedure to be followed for its foundation.

After a period of discernment, the admission ceremony of the candidates took place on January the 28th, in our Stella Maris church. They received the Bible, the Constitutions of Secular Carmel and received the scapular as a sign of the protection of the Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel and their formal entry into the period of formation. Over the next two years, they will study the spirituality and mission of the laity in Carmel and the Church.

Let us ask the Holy Spirit to guide these people whom He has called and to help them persevere so that they may find in the OCDS what their hearts so desire, namely, union with God and service to the Church.