Discalced Carmelites of Jesus, Mary and Joseph


The Carmel of Jesus, Mary and Joseph can be traced back to a sixteenth century Spanish Carmelite Monastery founded by Saint Teresa of Jesus. Two daughter monasteries were established in Mexico. In 1927, the Community established a Carmel in California. Later, a monastery was founded in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was discerned that God was calling them to transfer to the Lincoln Diocese. The Carmel of Jesus, Mary and Joseph in Post Falls, Idaho, was founded in 2018 as yet another daughter monastery of the Carmel in Valparaiso, Nebraska. Their current location is temporary until a permanent monastery can be built. The Carmel is served by the parish of St. Joan of Arc in Coeur d’Alene. The Carmelites devote their lives to prayer, strive to live a life hidden with Christ, and honor the Blessed Virgin Mary.


Mother Maravillas of Our Mother of Good Counsel, OCD
Carmel of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
18772 W. Riverview Drive
Post Falls, ID 83854


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Year Founded: 2018
Diocese: Boise, ID
Worldwide: Every continent
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