Mount Carmel Monastery, 1790 |

Charles County, Maryland

Mount Carmel Monastery, 1790

Mount Carmel Monastery, 1790

Founded by four Carmelite nuns in 1790, the Mount Carmel Monastery was the first monastery of religious women in Colonial America.  Three of the four founding nuns, Ann Matthews and her two nieces, Ann Theresa and Susanna Matthews, and their chaplain, Reverend Charles Neale, were natives of Charles County.  Father Neale donated 860 acres to the Carmelites to establish their monastery, which remains at the present time.

Days/Hours of Services:

7:15 am (Monday - Friday)
8:00 am (Saturday and Sunday)

Days/Hours of Operation:

Open daily; May - October 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Chick here for the Restorers of Mount Carmel


5678 Mt Carmel Rd
La Plata, MD 20646-3625
(301) 934-1654