Discalced Carmelites of Des Plaines


Discalced Carmelite Nuns live a life wholly dedicated to contemplation. Like Elijah on Mount Carmel, they seek the face of God through their life of prayer. They live a strict papal enclosure, a full liturgical life including daily Mass and the Liturgy of the Hours, and a life of penance in the spirit of St. Teresa of Avila.


Mother Prioress
Discalced Carmelite Monastery
1101 North River Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016




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Archdiocese: Chicago, IL
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