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Secular Discalced Carmelite Community

Contacts: Pam Bonham, OCDS and Jean Prather, OCDS

About Us

We are discerning and praying about the possibility of a Secular Discalced Carmelite Community in Ave Maria. A growing group from Ave Maria currently drives once a month to the nearest Carmelite community an hour away. If you are a professed (OCDS) or temporarily professed Secular Discalced Carmelite, or are interested in finding out more about the Carmelites, please contact us.


See the following links:

We would be happy to talk with you and answer any questions you may have. Please don't hesitate to contact us!


Pam Bonham at 952-457-7394


Jean Prather at