The Barefoot Carmelites (or Discalced Carmelites) are nuns whose life is devoted to God by solemn vows. The order was founded in 1560 by a group of nuns following Saint Teresa of Jesus, a charismatic woman and religious figure, who wanted to breathe new life into the Carmelite order, by restoring the old rules and reforming its life’s choices. In part, she drew inspiration from the reform implemented by the Franciscan Peter of Alcantara.
The Discalced Carmelites are cloistered nuns, mainly devoted to contemplative prayers. The spirituality of the order is strongly devoted to the figure of Mary, considered as an example of life in communion and devotion. The life of the Discalced Carmelites is defined by specific schedules and acts that mark the liturgical time and work inside the house, the garden, or the orchard. They are required to maintain a climate of silence and prayer.
Some monasteries of the Discalced Carmelites produce delicious jams and other products made from crops and orchards. These products, sold in the shop of the monastery or distributed in some Italian shops, contribute to the maintenance and management of the monastery itself. The choice of excellent raw materials and the natural and traditional artisanship allows for jams and other products a wide range of flavors to satisfy even the most discerning palate.
The jams of Discalced Carmelites are produced with care according to ancient recipes. The fruit is collected, treated and left to cook with traditional methods, to provide a tasty and authentic result. The various jams produced by the Discalced Carmelites are the result of traditional methods. They are produced responsibly, with no additives, and are 100% natural. A healthy and genuine specialty that leads back to ancient and precious flavors.