CCA is an
association of Monasteries of Discalced Carmelite Nuns. The Carmelite
Order is part of the Roman Catholic Church.
Carmel is as old as the twelfth century hermits who inhabited the
caves of ancient Palestine and as new as the longing for "more"
that stirs in your heart today. Its mission is to be a prophetic
presence in the world that awakens and supports the realization of
the life of God in all people and in all creation. Its way is contemplative
We are Discalced Carmelite women and members of the Carmelite Communities
Associated, one of the American groups within the world-wide family
of Carmelite women and men.