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Considerably more information about the Carmelites can be found at the web site of the Carmelite Order. To navigate there, please click here or the image at left.


The Carmelite Rule:  The translated text of the rule of life given to the Carmelites by St. Albert between the years of 1206 and 1214.

The Brown Scapular (The only official text regarding the Brown Scapular written by a joint commission of OCD’s (Discalced Carmelite Order) and OCarm’s (Carmelite Order) in 1999.

An article about the Origin and Tradition of the Brown Scapular by Father Patrick McMahon, O.Carm. (The Sword, 2000)

Saints of Carmel: A Compilation from Various Dictionaries.  A collection of biographies of Carmelite Saints written under the direction of Rev. Louis Saggi, O.Carm. and with the special  collaboration of the Rev. Valentine Macca O.C.D. Translated from the Italian by the Very Rev. Gabriel N. Pausback, O.Carm. First published by the Carmelite Institute, Rome, Italy 1972. Reprinted here with permission.


Obituaries and photographs of Carmelites who have died and who were members of the Carmelite Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary at the time of their death.

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