Who We Are
The Teresian Carmelites
- better known as The Carmelites
- Founded in Spain in the 16th century by St. Teresa of Avila, the Teresian Carmelites are probably the best known of all cloistered Orders of women. From the original foundation at Avila, this branch of the Carmelite Reform movement spread throughout the world and has numbered in its ranks many Saints.
- To commemorate the Fourth Centenary of the death of their Foundress, St. Teresa of Avila, the Carmelite Sisters of Singapore founded in 1982 the Carmel of Jesus, Mary and Joseph in Mantin, about 40km south of Kuala Lumpur. In 2007 we relocated to Seremban, a town 10 miles south of Mantin.
- In our Monastery, our lives revolve around the Eucharist. Our way of life comprises of the full Divine Office, recreation, work, seep, eating and all the requirements of daily living and administration. In order to support ourselves financially, we make Altar Bread or communion hosts for the whole of West Malaysia and sew Vestments.
- Faithful to Our Holy Mother St. Teresa who died saying "I am happy to die a daughter of the Church", our zeal embraces:
- The urgent needs of the Church, most especially we are committed to our own Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur and the Peninsular Malaysia Pastoral programs. Special prayers daily for all our priests.
- The needs of a world bent on destroying itself through nuclear power.
- The needs of people /society harassed by insecurity and fear.
- Daily we strive to stand before God, lifting up all needs as Carmel is essentially ecclesial and apostolic. We live for the Church and for all people.
- Ours is a simple and happy life. We extend a very warm welcome to generous young people who are interested to learn about this way of life.