A Commission on the Laity in Carmel exists which acts as an advisory body for the
Provincial Directors of both Provinces and their Associates. It is composed of the
Provincial Directors, their Associates, some Carmelite priests or brothers appointed by
the Provincial Councils and some Lay Carmelites appointed by the Provincial Offices. It
has been formed to oversee and support the present Lay Carmelite Order and to help study,
discern and recommend new ways of involvement of the laity in the life and spirit of the
The Commission ordinarily meets twice a year with an agenda planned by the Chairperson.