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About Us

ICS Publications, based in Washington, D.C., is the publishing house of the Institute of Carmelite Studies (ICS) and a ministry of the Discalced Carmelite Friars of the Washington Province (U.S.A.). The Institute of Carmelite Studies promotes research and publication in the field of Carmelite spirituality, especially about Carmelite saints and related topics. The institute’s members are friars of the Washington Province.

We are best known for our translations of Carmelite classics: the works of Teresa of AvilaJohn of the CrossLawrence of the ResurrectionThérèse of LisieuxElizabeth of the Trinity, and Edith Stein. Our editions of these works—all with ample notes and explanatory materials, and translated whenever possible from the critical texts—are widely hailed for their accuracy, readability, and affordability.

 We also publish popular and scholarly works on other Carmelite figures and themes, including the history of the Discalced Carmelite Order; Carmelite martyrs of various centuries such as the Carmelite nuns of Compiègne and Père Jacques Bunel; and the place of lectio, solitude, and discernment in the spiritual life.

In addition to the collected works of several Carmelite saints, ICS Publications also offers a scholarly line, Carmelite Studies, which includes essays by key contemporary authors and experts in Carmelite spirituality. Besides Discalced Carmelite scholars, contributors include authors like Hans Urs Von Balthasar, Dr. Susan Muto, John Welch. O.Carm., Ann and Barry Ulanov, and many others. 

ICS Publications offices are located at the following locations: 

Customer Service and Fulfillment:
Brandfox, LLC
400 Capital Lane, Suite 100
Middletown, PA 17057-5506

Main Office:
Discalced Carmelite Monastery
2131 Lincoln Road NE
Washington, DC 20002-1199
800-832-8489 (phone)

Editorial Office:
Discalced Carmelite Monastery
1525 Carmel Rd
Hubertus, WI 53033-9770
202-517-1176 (phone)