• Our Apostolate

    We are apostolic contemplatives who model, communicate and teach contemplative Carmelite experience to those in the world through

    • Carmelite Feast Day Masses and enrollment in the Brown Scapular
    • Annual Novena to St. Therese at St. Peter Church
    • Carmelite Conversations podcast (Listen to the podcast)
    • Teresian Prayer Groups
    • Carmelite-themed seminars
    • Prayer for the Universal Church and our parishes

    Teresian Prayer Groups


    ​​Ascension Catholic Church, Kettering, Ohio

    • 6:30pm Wednesdays
    • Third Wednesday of the month

    Feast Day Masses


    Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, July 16, 2022 - St. Peter Catholic Church, Huber Heights, OH at 8:30am


    ​​Feast of St. Teresa of Avila, October 15

    Prayer for Local Parishes (2022)


    January - All Saints (Cincinnati)

    February - Mother of Christ Catholic Church (Cincinnati)

    March - Holy Trinity (Batavia)

    April - Church of the Nativity of Our Lord (Cincinnati)

    May - Holy Name Catholic Church (Cincinnati)

    June - Our Lady of La Vang Catholic (Cincinnati)

    July - South Family S-7: St. Bartholomew (Cincinnati), Assumption (Mt. Healthy), St. Vivian (Cincinnati), St. Clare (Cincinnati), Mother of Christ (Cincinnati), St. Bernard (Spring Grove Village)


    August - Northwest Family NW-8: St. Rose (St. Rose), St. Sebastian (St. Sebastian), Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Cassella), Precious Blood (Chickasaw), St. John the Baptist (Maria Stein), St. Augustine (Minster), St. Joseph (Egypt)

    September - South Family S-6: St. Saviour (Sycamore Township), St. John the Evangelist (Deer Park), Nativity of Our Lord (Pleasant Ridge), Holy Trinity (Norwood), Church of the Resurrection (Cincinnati)

    October - Central Family C-2: Holy Family (Middletown), Holy Name of Jesus (Trenton), Our Lady of Sorrows (Monroe

    November - South Family S-8: Holy Cross-Immaculata (Cincinnati), St. Francis de Sales (Cincinnati), St. Rose (Cincinnati), Our Lord Christ the King (Cincinnati), St. Stephen (Cincinnati)

    December - South Family S-4: St. Matthias the Apostle (Cincinnati), Our Lady of the Rosary (Greenhills), St. James of the Valley (Wyoming), Our Lady of the Valley (Reading)


    Prayer to St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church


    O GLORIOUS St. Joseph, you were chosen by God to be the foster father of Jesus, the most pure spouse of Mary, ever Virgin, and the head of the Holy Family. You have been chosen by Christ's Vicar as the heavenly Patron and Protector of the Church founded by Christ. Protect the Sovereign Pontiff and all bishops and holy priests united with him. Be the protector of all who labor for souls amid the trials and tribulations of this life; and grant that all peoples of the world may be docile to the Church without which there is no salvation.

    I pray especially this month for parish, priests, and deacons at...


    Dear St. Joseph, accept the offering I make to you. Be my father, protector, and guide in the way of salvation. Obtain for me purity of heart and a fervent love for the interior life. After your example, let all my actions be directed to the greater glory of God, in union with the Divine Heart of Jesus, the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and your own paternal heart. Finally, pray for me that I may share in the peace and joy of your holy death. Amen.

    Carmelite Conversations


    Carmelite Conversations is a podcast hosted by two members of our community: Mark Danis and Frances Harry. The program centers on the teachings of Carmelite Spirituality and their application to our busy modern lives. It provides counsel on how to live the Carmelite call to combine contemplative prayer with service to the Church, while at the same time providing guidance on how to make progress in holiness. Visit the podcast site.