Discalced Carmelites

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The Carmelites ( Ordo Carmelitarum Discalceatorum , religious symbol OCD) are of the male branch of the congregation of the Teresian Carmel . The Discalced Carmelites, like the Discalced Carmelites, emerged from the reform of the Carmelites by Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross .


The order was founded by Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross in 1568 in Duruelo in Spain and has been an independent religious order under papal law since 1593 . The approval of the rule of the order, first granted in 1581, was renewed in 1991 by Pope John Paul II according to the guidelines of the Second Vatican Council and the applicable provisions of canon law .

Subsidiaries in German-speaking countries


General Superior

On 20 April 2009, Saverio Cannistrà OCD in the 90th General Chapter of the Order of Discalced Carmelites at Domus Carmeli in Fatima took part in the more than 100 members of religious orders from 80 nations, as the new general of the order selected. He succeeded Luis Aróstegui OCD.

List of the Superior General of the Teresian Carmel


See also

Web links

Commons : Discalced Carmelite Friars  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Carmelites, discless . Online at www.orden-online.de; accessed on February 22, 2017.