1960s. 1970s.
The first seed was planted on fertile ground...

1980s.
The seed finds firm foundation...
I, Most. Rev. Epifanio B. Surban, D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Dumaguete do hereby and
solemnly erect the Carmelite Sisters of Our Lady...

1990s. The seedling networks with the Carmelite Family worldwide...
Fr. John Malley, Prior General of the Order of Carmelites, officially awarded to the Carmelite
Sisters of Our Lady the Decree of Approval of Aggregation to the Carmelite Order from Rome
thus including them into the Carmelite Family worldwide.

The young tree bears fruit...
The Carmelite Sisters of Our Lady now serves five dioceses and three archdioceses in the
Philippines: Dioceses of Dumaguete, Kabankalan, San Carlos, Butuan and Pagadian.
Archdioceses of Cebu, Jaro and Manila.

In the United States, the Carmelite Sisters of Our Lady serves the Archdiocese of Seattle.




2000s.
The Carmelite Sisters of Our Lady receives Canonical Approval (Nihil Obstat) as a Religious
Institute of a Diocesan Right from the Sacred Congregation of Religious Institutes on
Consecrated Life and societies of Apostolic life of the Holy See through the ministrations of
Prefect Edoardo Cardinal Martinez Somalo. From this act they are working into meeting
requirements to receive the Pontifical Right in God’s own time.

Actively linked with supportive associations
* Association of Major Religious Superiors of the Philippines *Associaton of Women Formators
of the Philippines * Directors of Vocation of the Philippines * Union of International Superiors
General * Visayas Cluster Major Religious Superiors * Women Religious Association in the
Different Dioceses

The young tree continues to bear fruits...
Building convents and formation of sister danced together as they serve schools, do retreat
work, other special ministries like bishops’ personal secretaries, chaplains, administrators,
print and broadcast media, pastoral works.

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