Carmelites came into existence towards the end of the 12th century from an indefinite, not well-known group of lay people, pilgrims and crusaders who, tired of war or desirous of waiting for the final coming of the Lord which, according the apocalyptic...
The Discalced Carmel acknowledges Saint Teresa as its mother and foundress. It is the only Order which has a woman as its foundress and, distinct from the other Orders which have male and female branches, the nuns were established before the friars.
By Carmelite spirituality we understand a way of sensing and living the Gospel from certain premises that were born from the experience of the “great prophets” of the Discalced Carmelite family: Teresa of Jesus, John of ...
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