Saturday, August 9, 2008

Landmark: Carmelite Monastery

Carmel of Saint Teresa is a contemplative monastery of consecrated women of the Discalced Carmelite Order. Located in Alhambra, CA [map], this monastery was established in 1913 by five nuns from the monastery in St. Louis, Missouri. The monastery and chapel are constructed of red brick with tile roof, this type of architecture being chosen as it was more in keeping with both the history of the Order and of California.

The Carmelites of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles maintain a retreat center near by. In addition, the Carmelite Fathers manage St. Therese Roman Catholic church (named after St. Thérèse of Lisieux). The Disclaced Carmelite's were formed under the guidance of reformers St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross in the 16th century.

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