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Welcome ...

We are Discalced Carmelites - Catholic men (friars) and women (nuns) in religious consecration and lay people, who dedicate themselves to a life of prayer.

A friar is a member of one of the mendicant orders in the Catholic Church. Unlike monks who live in a self-sufficient community, friars are supported by donations or other charitable support from the people. The Carmelite friars, while following a contemplative life, also engage in the promotion of spirituality through their retreat centres, parishes and churches.


support us

The Discalced Carmelite Order in Nigeria continues to share its rich spiritual heritage with the Church in Nigeria. It does this through the various projects with which it spreads the good news of Jesus. Executing these projects require a lot of financing and we depend hugely on your generosity to make this happen.
God calls each of us to live in love with him, to have a very special relationship with him. We live that love, in that special relationship either in marriage or single life, in priestly and/or religious life.

"It is of great importance, when we begin to practise prayer, not to let ourselves be frightened by our own thoughts."

― Teresa of Ávila