Hermits of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel

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Hermits of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel
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AbbreviationCarmelite Hermits
TypeCatholic religious order branch from O.Carm.
Prior General
Fr. Fernando Millán Romeral
Websitehttp://www.ocarm.org

The Hermits of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel[1][2] is a branch of the religious Carmelite Order of the Ancient Observance, who originated as hermit monks and have been mendicant friars since the 13th century.[3][4] The male Carmelites of this branch of the Order are not considered monastics as the cloistered Carmelite nuns are. However, Carmelite Hermits are new and separate communities of men and women living an enclosed life, inspired by the ancient Carmelite monastic life, under the authority of the Prior General of Carmelite Order (O.Carm.). Our Lady of Mount Carmel is the principal patroness of this type of Carmelite communities.

Hermit Communities under the Prior General (O.Carm.) authority[edit]

A Carmelite nun reading in the cell of her Convent (a Carmel or Hermitage).

Male Communities[edit]

Female Communities[edit]

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