The Glenvale Community is part of the worldwide Carmelite Order. A branch of the order become known as the Discalced Carmelites under St. Teresa of Avila. One of the best known and loved saints of the order is the Little Flowers, St. Therese  of the Child Jesus.

Situated outside Newry in Northern Ireland the Carmelite Sisters of Glenvale follow the call of God to live the contemplative life of prayer and solitude in the company of Jesus Christ and Mary, his mother.