There are OCDS communities in Peru present in the cities of Abancay, Arequipa, Cusco, Ica, Lima and Trujillo. There are 165 members in various stages of the formation. The national formation program was recently approved, which is about to be applied throughout the country. One of the priorities of the Peruvian OCDS is integration and communion among themselves and with the friars and nuns of the Order of Discalced Carmelites, by promoting a true life of fraternal communion. The apostolates of the OCDS communities are very varied and all strive to continue to serve the Order, the Church and society with a love, based on their Carmelite identity and charism.