Progress Report
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Progress Report

Shortly after Christmas Day 2015 a kind gentleman stepped forward and  offered to fund the excavation and site preparation for the project.  That offer amounts to a $1,000,000 donation. With this gift, the Nuns are now able to move towards their goal of eventually building a new monastery and chapel here in the diocese of Harrisburg.

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

In order to arrive at having pleasure in everything, Desire to have pleasure in nothing. In order to arrive at possessing everything, Desire to possess nothing. In order to arrive at being everything, Desire to be nothing. In order to arrive at knowing everything, Desire to know nothing. In order to arrive at that point where you take no pleasure, you must go by a way that gives no pleasure. In order to arrive at that point where you know nothing, you must go by a way you do not know. In order to arrive at that point where you are free of possessing, you must go by a way you do not possess. In order to arrive at that point at which you are nothing, you must go through that which you are not.
- St. John of the Cross, Ascent of Mount Carmel, book I chapter 13, section 11

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