Our Chapel

Georgetown Carmelite Monastery

A Foundation at Christmas

Our chapel is consecrated to the Holy Name of Jesus. The window above the entrance to the chapel shows a star within a star for the monastery founded at Christmas. The central, smaller star represents our beginning - out of which grew our house at Georgetown.

Carmelite Monastery Chapel Door

Over our chapel door appear the letters “I.H.S.” symbolizing the presence of the Most Holy Eucharist.

Our Holy Mother Teresa wrote:

“…Fear of hardship never prevented me from making a foundation even though I felt strong aversion to the traveling, especially the long journeys. But once we got started, the journey seemed easy to me. I considered for whose service it was made, and reflected that in that house, the Lord would be praised and the Blessed Sacrament would be reserved.
This is a special consolation to me, to see one more church established. I don’t know what trials, however great, should be feared if in exchange something so good comes about for Christians. It ought to be a great consolation for us that Jesus Christ, true God and true man, is present in the most Blessed Sacrament in many places.”
Carmelite Monastery Chapel Interior

Our Chapel’s Sanctuary