Mount Carmel Monastery, La Plata
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Mount Carmel Monastery, La Plata

The entrance way to the Monastery. The facility is located just off of Mitchell Road which passes directly by the College of Southern Maryland.

The monastery was founded in 1790 by four Carmelite nuns. It was the first monastery of religious women in Colonial America. The monastery is still the active home of the discalced Carmelite Nuns of the Carmel of Port Tobacco. The Carmelite life is a call to prayer, tempered with hard work and shared community.
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