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Lay Carmelite Congress of Laity Sept 2012

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 

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.

International contacts can be found on the Official Website for the Carmelite Order

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.

Regional Contacts: 


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,

New Jersey

Jersey City, Spring Lake

New York

Middletown, Clayton, Rochester, Syracuse, Troy,



Pottsville, Yardley, Roseto, East Stroudsburg, Wilkes-Barre, Strafford, Riegelsville


Holyoke, Middleboro, Mashpee

Rhode Island



Boca Raton

South Carolina

North Myrtle Beach

West Indies

Aruba, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago


Ho Chi Minh City, Sa Dec, and Vinh Long

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