Lay Carmelite Communities
Central to the life of a Lay Carmelite is participation in community.
If interested in beginning the process, start your search below.
1. You can locate a community closest to you here: SEL Communities.
2. If you are interested to visit a Lay Carmelite Community or have any questions, please contact the St. Elias
Provincial Lay Carmelite Office firstname.lastname@example.org
If your area is not listed above, please look at the website for the Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary for other communities under the North American Provinces. email@example.com.
International contacts can be found on the Official Website for the Carmelite Order www.ocarm.org.
A person wishing to become a candidate for admission to the Lay Carmelites must be a practicing Catholic in good standing and be at least 18 years of age. After a period of visiting with a local Lay Carmelite Community, someone wishing to pursue a Carmelite Vocation will request an application form from the community director to be signed by their parish priest to begin formation.
Sanford, Lewiston, Howland, Bangor, Augusta, Farmington, Portsmouth (NH),
Middletown, Wethersfield, Groton, Waterbury, Danbury, Huntington
New York - Long Island
Sea Cliff, Hicksville, Shoreham, Lynbrook, Medford, Greenlawn, Seaford
New York City Area
Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island,
Jersey City, Spring Lake
Middletown, Clayton, Rochester, Syracuse, Troy,
Pottsville, Yardley, Roseto, East Stroudsburg, Wilkes-Barre, Strafford, Riegelsville
Holyoke, Middleboro, Mashpee
North Myrtle Beach
Aruba, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago