• 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 Tuesdays
    • First Tuesday of the month

    ​​Ascension Catholic Church, Kettering, Ohio

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


    St. Paul Catholic Church, Yellow Springs, Ohio

    • Wednesdays
    • Rosary 5:40pm, Mass 6:00pm, Prayer Group 6:40pm
    • Second and Fourth Wednesdays of the month

    Feast Day Masses


    Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, July 16 - Emmanuel Catholic Church, Dayton, OH at 6pm


    ​​Feast of St. Teresa of Avila, October 15 - Emmanuel Catholic Church, Dayton, OH at 6pm

    Prayer for Local Parishes (2020)


    January - Saints Peter and Paul (Newport)
    February - St. Augustine (Germantown)
    March - St. John the Evangelist (New Paris)
    April - St. Mary (Greenville)
    May - St. Louis (North Star)
    June - St. Mary of the Asssumption (Springboro)
    July - St. Michael (Mechanicsburg)
    August - Visitation (Eaton)
    September - St. Paul (Englewood)
    October - St. Teresa of the Infant Jesus (Covington)
    November - St. Mary (Camden)
    December - St. Nicholas (Osgood)


    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.