Christ the King Lay Carmelites

St. Teresa of Avila & St. John of the CrossThe Lay Carmelite has a vocation to prayer, apostolate and community. Carmelites cultivate a life of prayer (mental, contemplative and traditional vocal). Carmelites aspire to imitate Our Lady, and to give special honor to her as recommended by the Church down through the ages. The prophet Elijah in a particular way serves as a spiitual father to the Carmelites.

The Lay Carmelite is a uniquely sound and thoroughly Biblical life commitment for those searching for a closer walk with God, by living their baptismal promises to the fullest.

We share the rich spirituality of the great Carmelite Saints: St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein), St. John of the Cross, St. Titus Brandsma and many more.

  • Contact name: Deacon John Zak
  • Contact phone: 402-619-6935
  • Location: O'Brien Hall
  • Meeting time and day: 6:30 p.m., 1st Tuesday of every month

"I saw and realized that love sets off the bounds of all vocations, that love is everything, that this same love embraces every time and every place. In one word, that love is everlasting. Then, nearly ecstatic with the supreme joy in my soul, I proclaimed: O Jesus, my love, at last I have found my calling: my call is love" (St. Therese, Story of a Soul).