the fathers


Father Robert Elias Barcelos, OCD  holds inspiring retreats throughout the province and beyond. Currently, he resides with the community of friars at Mount Saint Joseph Monastery in San Jose, California where he serves as the Novice Master. He is also the Spiritual Assistant for the Santa Clara and San Jose communities of Discalced Carmelite Seculars.

Father Jose Luis Ferroni, OCD currently resides in the  Santa Cruz, Arizona Carmelite Monastery.  He is completing his Doctorate in Church History from the Gregorian University in Rome.

Father James Geoghegan, OCD, is a Carmelite Father who is based at Mount Saint Joseph Monastery, San Jose, CA. He is among the longest ordained friar in the Western-Arizona province, and is an avid scholar of Saint Therese.

Brother Juan Torres, OCD is based in the Redlands, California community of Friars. He loves Saint Teresa of Avila and knows many, mostly unknown, details about her life.

Father Matthew Williams, OCD, is the Provincial Delegate for the Discalced Carmelite Seculars of the CA-AZ Province of Saint Joseph. He currently resides in the Carmelite House of Prayer in Oakville, California.  Father Matthew studied at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley.

This video was Published on May 22, 2015
Photo Credit: Lorelei Low, ocds
Photo Credit: Lorelei Low, ocds

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