In this regard, the Lay Carmelites of the Philippines, following the idea of the original Domus Carmelitana in Rome, has decided to create the first Carmelite Tertiary House in the Philippines to support the growing needs of the TOCs and to spread the spirituality of Carmel among the laity. The tertiary house is to be named Domus Carmelitana de San Jose with the Oratory of St. Elijah. Funding for the said project was initially established through the Zarephath Fund for future use. However, due to unforseen events unfolding wherein a lot area of 2,412 square meters was partially donated and partially sold, a separate funding was established by the TOC National Council through the Ways and Means Committee to oversee this project. The whole lot was sold at a very low price of PhP 1.0 M (USD$23,000.00).
If you wished to support us/donate in this cause, kindly contact the National Secretariat for the details.
Please pray through the intercession of St. Philomena and St. Joseph that the funding of this project be realized!