About the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Middeltown, New York:
The original National Shrine of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel was established in the parish of Our Lady of the Scapular of Mt. Carmel in Manhattan on 28th St. and First Avenue in 1941 by then Prior General, Fr. Hilar Doswald.
The Shrine began by making Scapulars for the Armed Forces in World War II. People associated with the Shrine literally made millions of scapulars that were sent to our Armed forces during the War.
The Shrine in Manhattan grew with requests for Masses, Novenas, Study and Reflection Days. The Shrine promoted devotion to our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Carmelite Saints and the spirituality of Carmel.
In 1991, with the approval of John Cardinal O’Connor the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel was transferred here to Middletown, NY to this property because it was a more suitable and beautiful spot for prayer and reflection.
Their purpose today is to provide you with the opportunity and space to experience God through prayer, silence and reflection centered around devotion to our Lady of Mt. Carmel. They invite you to relax and pray and take advantage of the beautiful atmosphere of the Shrine Chapel and the Shrine grounds outside.
There are daily Masses and other devotions offered at the Shrine, and there is an excellent gift shop as well.
Traveling to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Middletown, New York:
If you are traveling from New York City it is about a two-hour drive north. There is also convenient train service from New York City stopping at Middletown (operated by New Jersey Transit from Penn Station).
Address: 70 Carmelite Drive • P.O. Box 2163 Middletown, New York
Tel: +1 (845) 343-1879
Fax: +1 (845) 343-1912
Click here for the official website of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Middletown, New York.
Gift Store: +1 (845) 344-2226
Shop online: carmelitegiftstore.org