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Our Carmelite Saints

Here are some of our more prominent Discalced Carmelite saints:


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St. Teresa of Jesus,

Our Holy Mother

Moved by the Holy Spirit, with the strength

that comes from God she went on to found 

17 monasteries of Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Spain.


St. John of the Cross,

Our Holy Father

Father of the Discalced Carmelite Friars,

he worked closely with St. Teresa

in the Reform movement.

St. Therese

St. Therese of the Child Jesus

Commonly known as the “little flower” 

she encourages us along her “little way”

 of confidence and trust in God.


St. Teresa Benedicta

St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)

From a Jew and Philosopher

to a Martyr for Christ during the

Holocaust of World War II.

Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity

St. Elizabeth of the Trinity

The indwelling Presence of God

was her joy on earth

and her perfect fulfillment in heaven


St. Teresa of the Andes

St. Teresa of the Andes

My God is the joy of my soul!” This young

Carmelite nun died at the age of 19,

witnessing to the perennial youth of the Gospel.

St. Raphael of St. Joseph

St. Raphael of St. Joseph

(Raphael Kalinowski)

From Military Captain


doing ‘battle’ for Christ

Bl. Mary of Jesus Crucified

St. Mary of Jesus Crucified

A flower from the Holy Land,

she led her hidden Carmelite life

 of union with Jesus.


Martyrs of Compiegne

The Carmelite Martyrs of Compiegne

Martyred during the French Revolution,

these Carmelite nuns offered their

lives on behalf of the nation.

Bl. Francis Palau

Bl. Francis Palau y Quer

He entered Carmel during the Spanish Civil

War and spent most of his Carmelite Life

banned from the Monastery.

St. Maravillas of Jesus

St. Maravillas of Jesus

The 1st Carmelite to be cannonized

in the 21st Century, she played a big role

in renewing Carmelite life in Spain.

St. Teresa Margaret Redi

St. Teresa Margaret Redi

“Hidden with Christ in God” she 

led an exemplary life of

prayer and sacrifice.