Discalced Carmelites of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

The purpose of the Carmelite vocation, in a sublime and mysterious way, is nothing less than to be a co-redeemer with Christ, to save souls with Him. She offers her whole life as an immolation united to Our Lord’s sacrifice on the Cross, and by mingling her tiny actions with the infinite merits of His Passion, she draw down His redeeming grace on those for whom she prays…. all His children who live under His constant and loving gaze: priests, missionaries, families, the poor and the sick, those who as for her prayers and those who know not how to ask, so many whom, she will never meet until heaven.

Although separated from the world by high walls and double grilles, it is precisely an immense love for that same world that has impelled the Carmelite to leave all things so that in solitude she might pray and offer her life with great love to win salvation for souls, desiring that all her brothers and sisters might come to know and love that God of Love Who has so captivated her own heart.

-from their website


Carmel of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
68 Rincon Road
Kensington, CA 9470



Professed Members: 8
Year Founded: Contact for more information
Diocese: Oakland, CA
Worldwide: Every continent
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