Discalced Carmelites of St. Joseph's Monastery

The Carmelite Nuns were admitted to the Order in 1452, and in the 16th century St. Teresa of Avila initiated a reform of the Order that began in Spain, spread throughout the world, and led to the establishment of the Teresian Carmel of which we are a part. In 1790, four Carmelite Nuns from Flanders in Belgium crossed the Atlantic Ocean to make the first foundation at Port Tobacco, Maryland. Eventually this settlement of nuns moved to Baltimore. St. Joseph’s Monastery in Seattle was founded in 1908 by a little band of four nuns who ventured from the Baltimore Carmel by train at the request of Archbishop Edward O’Dea. St. Joseph’s Monastery is the 7th Carmelite Monastery to be founded in the United States and the first on the West Coast. 

-from their website


St. Joseph's Carmelite Monastery
2215 NE 147th Street
Seattle, WA  98155




Professed Members: Contact for more information
Year Founded: 1908
Archdiocese: Seattle, WA
Worldwide: Every continent
Qualifications: That you believe that God is calling you to Carmel, have good health, and have at least two years of college or work experience.
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