Definition of Carmelite in English:


Line breaks: Car¦mel|ite
Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːmɪlʌɪt


A friar or nun of a contemplative Catholic order founded at Mount Carmel during the Crusades and dedicated to Our Lady.
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  • The Carmelites and Austin friars arrived in the 1240s.
  • The service, on Friday, May 16, is being held by the Carmelites, a religious order within the Roman Catholic Church.
  • From the seminary he joined a strict order of Carmelites, which he considered to be the way to attain heaven.


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Relating to the Carmelites.
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  • The importance of community is central to Carmelite life. All Carmelites are called to live in community and Father Joseph reflected upon the importance of this.
  • John of the Cross was a 16 th-century Spanish mystic and Carmelite priest.
  • She was prioress of the first reformed Carmelite convent in France, and spread the teachings of the founder of the French School, Pierre de Berulle, through the movement.

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