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Who We Are

We are Carmelite women, called by the Father to share in the prayer of Jesus for the Church & the world & in His deep love for all.

Mary

Carmel is all Mary's - her presence pervades our monasteries giving a special Marian tone to our life of prayer and contemplation.

Where We Are

There are 8 Carmelite monasteries in Ireland, united in an Association which gives us mutual support and encouragement.

Saint of the Month

Louis and Zélie Martin

Their Feast Day is celebrated on 12th July which was their wedding day.

Louis (1823–1894) and Zélie (1831–1877) were canonised on Mission Sunday, October 19th 2015 and were the first married couple ever to be canonised together. They had been beatified on October 19th 2008 at the Basilica in Lisieux dedicated to their youngest daughter, St. Thérèse.
Although Louis’ family were from Normandy he was born in Bordeaux as his father, who was a captain in the army, was garrisoned there, though he was away on the Spanish Campaign when Louis was born on August 22nd 1823. Soon afterwards the family moved to Avignon and then in 1882 to Strasburg. In 1830 Louis’ father retired from the army and the family moved back to Normandy where they settled in Alençon.
Zélie Guérin was born in the parish of St. Denis sur Sarthon, about 12 miles from Alençon, on December 23rd 1831. The family moved to Alençon when she was thirteen.

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