Official Name Carmelite Missionaries Secular – Philippines 
Other Name or Acronym CMS – Philippines
Vision CMS aims to promote the life and mission of the lay faithful in the Church and in the world.
Mission The CMS commits to:

  • Bear witness to he greatness of the Christian vocation in the mystery of ecclesial communion.
  • Be the sign of small churches and active members of the Church.
  • Cultivate prayer as a friendly relationship with God and as an experience of ecclesial universality in the light of the Word and of history.
  • Promote the values of listening, reflection, and contemplation as a personal way to interiority.
  • Offer a simple, happy style of life and work.
  • Remain in an attitude of service to their brethren by attending to the demands of the Church and the society.
  • Collaborate in the transformation of society so that it will be more just and solidary, according to the Gospel.
  • Contemplate Mary as model, mother and companion in the constant effort to live in communion with God and neighbors.
Year Established 1994
Year Accredited w/ Laiko 2004

The Carmelite Missionaries Secular (CMS) –   Philippines began as a prayer group organized by the Carmelite Missionaries during the late ’80s from among the residents of the Sacred Heart Village, Quezon City, where the CM Novitiate was located. The group was formally organized as CMS – Philippines in 1995 when the CM General Council requested for canonical recognition of the CMS to the Pontifical Council for the Laity. On March 20, 1996, the Pontifical Council for the Laity decreed the recognition of the CMS as a Private International Association of the lay faithful. CMS – Philippines became one of the many groups founded by the Carmelite Missionaries in Europe, Asia, and America.

Since then, CMS – Philippines has expanded from just one group or “Chapter” in Quezon City to 14 Chapters in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

Organizational Structure

The CMS – Philippines is organized into autonomous groups. Coordination and animation are established at the national and respective chapter levels.

At the national level, coordination is done by the National Steering Committee, composed of the National Coordinator, National Secretary, and National Treasurer. These were elected from among the coordinators from the different chapters.

The coordination of each chapter pertains to the Board of Directors which is composed of the Coordinator, Secretary, and Treasurer, and if necessary, one or two members elected by all the members of the group.

Composition of Membership

Any lay person, who wants to lead a prayerful, fraternal, and missionary life and to contribute to the extension of the Kingdom, can be a member of the CMS. The members assume the obligations laid down in the plan of life of the CMS that are determined in the Statutes and are affiliated to the Congregation of the Carmelite Missionaries. They become active members of the CMS after undergoing a process of maturation and at least two years of attending the group meetings.

Main Activities
  • Church:        Membership in Parish Organizations
  • Collaboration with CMs
  • Group, National, & International Assemblies
  • Prayer:          CMS Meetings
  • Recollections & Retreats
  • Mission:         Medical Missions
  • Feeding Programs
  • Hospital, Prison, Home Visits
  • Mary:            Marian Celebrations
  • Formation:    Participation in encounters,
  • Workshops, etc.
Areas Present Luzon: Novaliches, Sct. Madrinian, D. Tuazon, and Kaliraya, Q.C.

Visayas: Cebu City, La Paz, Dingle, Dueñas, Iloilo, and Bacolod City

Mindanao:Lapasan and Manresa, Cagayan de Oro City, Mati and Kaburan, Davao

Affiliations 1) Fontifical Council for the Laity

2) Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas –CBCP

3)Carmelite Missionaries, CMS, and the Carmelite Family

Official Contact Address c/o Carmelite Missionaries

Mater Carmeli School Novaliches

Sacred Heart Village

Novaliches, Quezon City

Official Contact Numbers Telephone: + 63. 936.0777 Loc. 804; 938-4062
Email Address


  • The logo consists of three elements:The flame signifies the light of Carmel. The light that radiates from the Palautian heritage, which is reflected in the being and doing of the Carmelite Missionary Secular.
  • The three stars of Carmel: Mary, Elijah and Elisha, symbolizing the Carmelite heritage that inspires the interior life of the Carmelite Missionary Secular.
  • The initials identify our association
Current Officers National Coordinator:   Mary Lou Regala
National Secretary:   Montserrat Aberilla
National Treasurer:   Aleli Hizon
National Spiritual Adviser:    Sr. Julie Popera, cm

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