“All that is beautiful and to be cherished in the Apostolic Carmel is summed up in Mary, Queen of Carmel….. whose hidden presence with us as in the early Church invites and encourages us to efface ourselves in service in the Church, so  that more and more the World will come to know that God alone suffices.”


The Apostolic Carmel is a Congregation of Sisters aggregated to the Order of Discalced Carmelites ( OCD ). It was founded in 1868 at Bayonne, France, by Mother Mary Veronica of the Passion, and established in Mangalore, India, in 1870, by Bishop Marie Ephrem OCD.



To enter the Apostolic Carmel is to enjoy the heritage of Carmel firmly rooted in Prayer; to be drawn to seek God above all things as the single purpose of our lives. Through Prayer and Contemplation, God invites us to receive His message and offers us divine strength to bring His Word to effect in our lives from moment to moment. As we grow in prayer, we become increasingly conscious of our insufficiency and come to the realization that GOD ALONE SUFFICES.

News & Events

Juniors Seminar

Mr. Kuldip Sharma IPS former Director Home Ministry gave a talk to the Junior sisters on the socio eco situation of our country with a little historical perspective. Mr. H. Subramaniam spoke about the Essence of Religious Life and what this call entails from an...

PAC 2017

For the PAC Meeting, innovative methods or ways are used to make the meeting meaningful and fruitful. Eg. An ACA and a Carmel Blossom were invited to address the group on the positive and negative aspects of how they see an AC to know how an outsider looks at us. ...

Workshop for Sisters

Workshop on Self-Empowerment held at the Provincial House Bandra on 26th and 27th of May. It was conducted by Mr Neville Lobo, Ms Rajashree and Ms Druga. Twenty-one sisters attended this workshop. ...

Women on Fire

"Women on fire", a journey was organized for sisters between the ages of 60 + to 70 + here at the Provincial house in March 2017 conducted by Br. Gerard Alvarez cfc. We were extremely happy that Sr. Clare, the Provincial of the CCR, Sr. Lillian, Sr. Floripe the...