Carmelite Sisters

Diocesan Location:
(serving Diocese with prayer and presence)
Mother Teresa of Jesus, OCD
Prioress, Carmel of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
9300 W Agnew Road
Valparaiso, NE 68065-8724

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 near Agnew was dedicated and consecrated on December 14, 2001. The Carmelites devote their lives to prayer, strive to live a life hidden with Christ, and honor the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Taken from The History of The Diocese of Lincoln 1987-2002 - Vol. II


The Carmel chapel is open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Holy Mass is 7 a.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. weekends.

First Friday Holy Hour 5:30 p.m.

A preached Novena in honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is held each year, July 8-16, with Holy Mass at 7 p.m.


Young women who are discerning a religious vocation are asked to correspond by mail.


Carmelites in the Southern Nebraska Register:

Vocation stories: A Day in the Carmel of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
St. Teresa’s fifth centenary relevant for the whole world
Caretakers find love, inspiration among Carmelites

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