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ICS: The Institute

The Institute of Carmelite Studies (ICS) is a not-for-profit organization founded in the 1960s by friars of the Washington Province of Discalced Carmelites to promote a richer understanding and study of the Carmelite heritage.

The institute’s current chair is Fr. Michael Berry, O.C.D.

We encourage scholarship among our members and others who seek to deepen an appreciation of Carmel’s spirit and traditions. We collaborate with similar organizations around the world, such as the Carmelite Institute in Washington, D.C., the Archivum Carmelitanum Edith Stein in Würzburg, Germany, and the Institutum Carmelitanum in Rome.

Some years ago ICS began to assemble an extensive collection of documents, papers, and publications related to Carmel. This collection is currently located at the Discalced Carmelite monastery in Washington, D.C., and is open to scholars by appointment. Another more extensive archival collection is the Carmelitana Collection located at nearby Whitefriars Hall in Northeast Washington.

Through our publishing house, ICS Publications, we provide the English-speaking world with the best available editions of the Carmelite classics at an economical price, including translations by our members and other experts of texts by Saints Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Thérèse of Lisieux, Elizabeth of the Trinity, and Edith Stein.

Members of the Institute of Carmelite Studies meet regularly to discuss projects of mutual interest, and are available for conferences, seminars, and other meetings held for the development and awareness of the spirituality, charism, and history of the Carmelites.

To further our work, we welcome support from foundations, organizations, and interested individuals. Contributions are tax-deductible.

For further information on the Institute of Carmelite Studies contact:

                    Institute of Carmelite Studies
                    Discalced Carmelite Friars
                    2131 Lincoln Rd, NE
                    Washington, DC 20002-1199