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Praised be Jesus Christ

The Friends of Carmel JMJ is an organization committed to providing support and financial assistance to the Carmel of Jesus, Mary and Joseph in Elysburg, PA, a convent of discalced Carmelite nuns who live a completely enclosed and contemplative life.

Become a "Friend of Carmel"

To register as a “Friend of Carmel”, visit our signup page and enter your contact information.

As a Friend you will be placed on our distribution list in order to receive the latest updates concerning the Monastery. Plus, your donation, if you choose to make one, will help us to help them keep their contemplative lives contemplative.

Become a "Friend of Carmel"


Our Lady of Mt. Carmel - July 16th at 9 A.M.

Greetings to all the Friends of Carmel JMJ...

Please note the following date and time for the Feast Day of OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL.






Our Web Site is now almost fully updated.  Please review the new pages and updates. Please also spread the work about becoming a Friend of Carmel as the Sisters embark on their journey to build a new monastery building to replace the old, outdated and deteriorating building.

The next update phase for the website will be to add the missing Newsletters.  That should be done by August if all goes well.

And please check the page here for items the Sisters need.  They will soon number 25 and the pantry is harder than ever to keep stocked.

May God Reward You

Solemn Profession of Vows and Veiling

Greetings to all Friends of Carmel JMJ…

 Here is an announcement of a Veiling on the Feast of the Annunciation, March 25, 2015.  While everyone is invited, we understand that the Chapel will be completely full with Sister’s  family and friends.

 Remembrance of the

Solemn Profession of Vows and Veiling

March 25, 2015

Feast of the Annunciation Year of Consecrated Life

Carmel of Jesus, Mary & Joseph,

Elysburg, Pennsylvania

J.T. J.M.

“I am come into My garden, O My sister, My spouse, I have gathered My myrrh, with My aromatical spices… I to my Beloved and my Beloved to me Who feedeth among the lilies.”


Feast of St. Joseph - Reception of the Holy Habit

Greetings to all the Friends of Carmel JMJ

On March 19th, 2015 at 8:00 AM, on the Feast of St. Joseph, one of the Postulants of the Community of the Carmel of Jesus, Mary and Joseph will receive the Holy Habit of the Order of Discalced Carmelites.  She will thus begin her canonical year as a novice.  All are welcome to attend.

The Nuns thank you for your continued prayers for all of their Sisters in formation.

God Reward You.

Contact Information

Friends of Carmel JMJ
430 Monastery Rd.
Elysburg, PA 17824

Telephone: 508-367-3201

Mass Times

Mass times:
  • Sunday: 8:00 AM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM
  • Weekdays: 7:10 AM

Selected Quote

I am convinced that one should tell one's spiritual director if one has a great desire for Communion, for Our Lord does not come from Heaven every day to stay in a golden ciborium; He comes to find another heaven, the heaven of our soul in which He loves to dwell.
- St. Thérèse de Lisieux, The Story Of A Soul: The Autobiography Of St. Therese Of Lisieux

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