The Philadelphia Carmelitescarmel of jesus, mary, joseph, and anne
Novena in Honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
July 8th – 16th
The Novena will be preached by Fr. Joseph Lee, FSSP.
6:30 pm – The Holy Rosary and Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary
7:00 pm – Holy Mass
The closing Mass of the Novena, July 16, will be a Solemn High Mass.
Seminarians and Clergy are most welcome to be in choir with surplice and cassock.
Due to limited confession time and availability of clergy, the faithful are encouraged to confess prior to attending the novena.
Morning Masses are cancelled during the novena. For mass times outside of the novena, see below.
For Donations to the Carmelite Monastery of Philadelphia:
Please make the checks payable to: Philadelphia Carmelites
and mail it to the attention of:
Mother Prioress at
Carmel of Jesus, Mary, Joseph & Anne
1400 66th Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19126.
May God Reward You.
Praised Be Jesus Christ!
Welcome to the birthplace of devotion to St. Therese in the United States!
The Carmelite Monastery in Philadelphia was founded in 1902, less than five years after St. Therese died. Three young women from Philadelphia had entered the Boston Carmel, and, in 1902, they returned to Philadelphia with two nuns from the Boston Carmel to establish a Carmelite Monastery in Philadelphia.
All Masses are celebrated by a chaplain of the Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) and are said in the Extraordinary Form. The Carmel is Latin Mass only with all of its sacraments.
Please note that public Masses may be canceled at any time without prior warning due to circumstances beyond our control.
Weekdays: 7 am
Saturdays and Sundays: 8 am
Sunday Mass is sung.
From July 8 to 16, morning Masses are cancelled due to the novena.
1400 66th Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19126
There is free parking in the lot on 66th Street.
The nuns are cloistered and therefore do not use technology, but the chaplain and a small group of volunteers may be able to answer your inquiry. For vocational information and prayer requests, please write directly to the address listed above.
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