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Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Inspired by the life and example of Mother Veronica, the Carmelite sisters reach out to the people, particularly
the youth through education and faith formation in schools, colleges, welfare centres, etc. by employing formal and non-formal techniques.

C E N T R A L L Y    G O V E R N E D    H O U S E S


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MANGALORE (Centrally Governed House)     [back to top]

Carmelite Spirituality and Training Centre ....... Maryhill

BANGALORE (Centrally Governed House)     [back to top]

Juniorate (sisters) Training centre ....... Saranya
Teachers' Training Centre ....... Sacred Heart
Creche ....... Seva Kendra
High Schools ....... 2
Primary Schools ....... 2

KUWAIT (Centrally Governed House)     [back to top]

As the Catholic population among the expatriates was growing due to the oil boom, the Bishop of Kuwait, the late Msgr. Victor San Miguel O.C.D. felt the need of a Catholic school run by Sisters who would also take charge of Catecheses in the Parish. So, the A.C. foundation was opened on March 27th, 1969.

The Sisters are engaged in school, imparting an all round education with emphasis on spiritual and moral values. They run a Co-Ed school from K.G. to Std. Xll.

Community Service: The basic goals of the Apostolic Carmel Sisters are - living the Carmelite spirit of solitude, prayer and communion with God. Current apostolates of the Sisters include Teaching of Catechism for senior Children in Salmiya chapel and Our Lady of Arabia Church Arabia, teaching Catechism for children receiving First Holy Communion and Confirmation in the Cathedral, visiting patients in homes and hospitals, teaching Moral Science in Carmel School, Carmel Blossoms - Providing orientation for novices who like to join the religious order, teaching Catechism for maids working in the school, providing guidance and counseling to maids, couples & singles, attending BCC meetings in 3 different zones having 14 units.

See Document: The Desert Experience…a Carmelite Commitment

Entertaining special needs children Plants our treasure-gold medalists Entertaining special needs children Visit of the Provincial Superiors to Kuwait
Superior General with the Bishop of Kuwait School Exhibition Primary School Primary School
New School Building in Khaitan Scouts and Guides Secondary School Secondary School
Secondary School

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Kuwait - Information & Photographs updated / added on: 02 July 2007

BAHRAIN (Centrally Governed House)     [back to top]

Our main apostolate is Education – the running of Sacred Heart School, which is an international, multinational English medium school preparing students for the London G.C.E. Ordinary Level Examination. LKG classes are conducted in Manama (Sacred Heart Church premises) and Prep to Senior 5 classes are conducted at Sacred Heart School, Isa Town.

The Education and Faith Formation of Youth and children through Catechism and Catechetics, is our priority. All of us are engaged in the teaching of Christian religion at Sacred Heart School (2¼ hours a week). We have 71% Christians in our school out of which 60% are Roman Catholics. We also prepare Senior 5 students to appear for O level Religion paper (Christian Religion and Morality).

Sisters prepare the children for First Holy Communion and for the Sacrament of Confirmation in school. This year we had children’s mass on Saturdays where we helped the children in the participation of the Eucharist in a better way. They were also prepared for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Christmas, Diwali, Foundress’ Day and National Days are celebrated with assemblies. Christmas Party is organized annually for the senior section. Besides we have the Awards Day and Sports Day held annually. Fun day was organized for the entire school for the last two years. Our students have participated in interschool competitions and have come out with flying colours bringing laurels to the school.

Social concern is developed in students through outreach programmes – visit to the home for the aged and orphanage.

All the sisters are actively involved in the parish work. Supervising sacristy work when required. Coordinating the activities of Youtheens - attending meetings when required, helping and guiding them, attending to the Bengali group of adults, helping them by preparing sermons for mass during Christmas and Easter and attending their prayer meetings. Being in charge of Catechesis, coordinating all the programmes pertaining to catechesis along with catechists and the Parish Priest. Attending Legion of Mary meetings once a week and giving a little orientation to the children along with other animators. Conducting catechetical course for those interested to teach catechism in the parish. Helping in counting of the Church collections twice a week along with one of the assistant priests.

All the sisters are actively involved in family day celebration. We make time to attend the activities of various groups of the parish at Christmas.


Bahrain - Information & Photographs updated / added on: 22 Jan 2008

AFRICA (Centrally Governed House)     [back to top]

The year 1991 was eventful for the congregation of the Apostolic Carmel, as it launched its mission in East Africa-Kenya. Sister Mariella, the former Superior General accepted the pressing invitation of Msgr. Nicodemus Kirigma , the Archbishop of Nyeri to run a residential Secondary School for the Natives. This was materialised when the Sisters took charge of the Sacred Heart Girls' School in Kiganjo.

The seed-foundation of the Apostolic Carmel in Kiganjo, in Nyeri District, took root and gave birth to the establishment of a similar school named Mt. Carmel School in Gathugu in Karatina District, in the year 1993. After a couple of years, the mission expanded to Nairobi, the capital city of Africa. In the year 1995-96 a High School was opened at Buru-Buru through the gernerousity of Cardinal Ottuga of East Africa. This in turn gave rise to yet other institutions - a house of formation and a Primary School called Edel Vale in the neighbouring town in the year 1999-2000.

Formation House ....... Novitiate ....... 1
High Schools ....... 2
Primary Schools ....... 2

Besides the Apostolate of Education, our sisters are engaged in parish work and social work.


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ITALY (Centrally Governed House)     [back to top]

It was an ardent desire and fond wish of our former Superior General, Sister Mariella to have an A.C. presence felt in the Eternal City - Rome. Under her loving guidance and care, a band of three sisters(nurses) formed the first A.C. Community in 1993 in Rome at Casa di Cura to look after the old and sick. This apostolate was extended by our present Superior General, Sister Vincent, to Perugia where our sisters see to the administration of the hospital and exercise their apostolate.

Home for the old and sick ....... 2

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