Fr. Ramiro Casale

General Delegate of OCDS


Fr. Ramiro was born in the city of Zacatecas, Mexico, on 28 June 1971. He studied Company Administration in his native city and worked in areas of management and finance.  He entered the OCD Order on 15 July 2001 in the California-Arizona Province, U.S.A., making his First Profession on 2 February 2003.

He studied at the Mount Angel Seminary in the State of Oregon and obtained a Licence in Philosophy and Letters and a Master’s Degree in Theology and Divinity.  He also studied Theology at the Theological Faculty of the Teresianum in Rome and was awarded a Doctorate in Psychology by the Salesian Pontifical University, Rome.

Fr. Ramiro made his Solemn Profession in Rome, 14 December 2007, and was ordained priest in Alhambra, California, on 20 June 2009.  He served as Director of the Carmelite Institute of Spirituality in Stanwood, Washington and was also Master of Postulants, Novices and Students.  In October 2021, he was appointed General Delegate for the Discalced Carmelite Secular Order (OCDS).


The responsibility of the Delegate General is outlined in the Constitutions of the Secular Order in paragraph 41: A general Delegate assists the Superior General. His responsibility is to further relations between the Religious and the Seculars and to maintain contact with the Provincial Delegates and Assistants to each community, to ensure the purpose and well-being of the Secular Order.