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Philadelphia: The Carmelite Monastery & Relics of St. Therese


About the Carmelite Monastery in Philadelphia:

The monastery here was founded in 1902, less than five years after St. Therese died.  Three young women from Philadelphia had entered the Boston Carmel, and, in 1902, they returned to Philadelphia with two nuns from the Boston Carmel to establish a Carmelite Monastery in Philadelphia.

The details of this foundation may be read in Carmel in Philadelphia: “The First Hundred Years” which is available at the monastery.

There is also the opportunity to venerate the relics of Saint Therese as well as Saints Louis and Zelie Martin (the parents of Saint Therese, who are now Saints themselves) in their chapel six days a week.

You are welcome to come every Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and every Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. You may confide your intentions to this family of saints.

In addition, you are welcome to attend Mass here on Saturdays and Sundays.

Finding the Carmelite Monastery in Philadelphia:

Address:  1400 66th Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19126

Click here for the official website of the Carmelite Monastery in Philadelphia.

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