Carmel of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Finding Purpose And Inner Peace Through Prayer

Help us build the Chapel of the Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel. $2MM so far! Help us raise $1MM.

We invite you to join us, the Carmelite Hermits of Lake Elmo, Minnesota, in creating a special place of prayer for the Church and for the world:

The Chapel of the Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel.

Our chapel will be a sacred space for the worship of God and a reflection of the beauty of the Virgin Mary whom we call “Beauty of Carmel.” Presently our Hermitage is seriously hampered by a lack of space to welcome guests who wish to pray with us. We wish to build a public chapel capable of serving our growing community as well as the people who ask to participate in our liturgical services and have a quiet place apart for personal prayer and reflection. The beauty of our liturgical services, the secluded atmosphere of the Hermitage, and the sense of the spiritual world made perceptible are important aspects of the life of the hermitage. We have prepared a short video about our life and have posted a set of preliminary drawings of our new chapel. We invite you to view them and to make a donation to our chapel.

Carmelite Hermitage Chapel Project

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Carmel of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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