St. Therese Novena

Our Annual Solemn Novena honoring our Patroness, Saint Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face will be celebrated in our Chapel from Sunday, September 23 through Monday, October 1. As many have requested, the Novena Masses will now be offered at 7:00 p.m.

We are honored to have Reverend Lawrence F. Kozak lead us in these special nine days of prayer.  Father Kozak is a parish Priest from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and a long-time friend of our Carmel.  Two years ago, Father was scheduled to give our Novena, but a tragic accident prevented it.  After an outpouring of prayers, Father Kozak returns to preach on the theme: “St. Therese, Warrior of Weakness”.

All are welcome to attend the services and to seek favors of God through the intercession of our beloved Saint Therese.  Benediction will be held each day at 4 p.m. and Holy Mass will be celebrated each evening at 7:00 p.m.  You may also submit your Novena petitions on-line HERE.  For the convenience of those who wish, we are able to accept Novena donations on-line as well.  God bless and reward you!

Welcome to Our Carmel


Praised be Jesus Christ! Welcome to our Carmel, named after St. Thérèse of Lisieux, the Patroness of the Missions and the “Greatest Saint of modern times”. You are about to enter into the silence and solitude of the desert of Carmel.

Although we are cloistered nuns and do not have any active apostolate, since our one apostolate is prayer, that does not mean this vocation is dull and devoid of life. No, Carmel is a desert that is brimming with life and beauty. Its very name, karem-el, means “Garden of God”.

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