The central movement of the Carmelite life is prayer. It is a movement into the heart of God, toward divine union. In keeping with an understanding of Carmelite life that holds silence/solitude and community in creative balance, our life of prayer has communal and solitary expression. Taking these values as equal priorities is a significant challenge and differentiates Carmelites from many other religious orders: we are hermits in community.
Our location provides the perfect setting for living out these values of community and solitude. Situated on 26 acres of wooded land, the monastery, built of Maryland fieldstone, provides a peaceful, welcoming environment for prayer and communion with God and all creation. Our beautiful chapel is a spiritual home to many. We warmly welcome all who come and we invite you to visit and experience the beauty of Carmel firsthand.