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Watch a guided tour of the New Mount Carmel by Fr. Daniel Mary, Prior of the Carmelite Monks.

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The history of the New Mount Carmel Foundation.

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Meet the members of the New Mount Carmel Foundation.

Carmelite Monks

The community of monks that will pray and work at the New Mount Carmel.

Our Diocese

Learn more about Bishop Etienne and the Diocese of Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Our Vision

Learn about the vision of the New Mount Carmel.

Mountain Property

Mountain property has been obtained for the New Mount Carmel.

Monks' Monastery

The monastery will be built for the Carmelite Monks at the New Mount Carmel.

Building Plan

See the Building Plan for the monastery at the New Mount Carmel.



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Vision of the New Mount Carmel

           The Foundation’s vision is simple: to found a New Mount Carmel here in America.  Mount Carmel in the Holy Land has forever been a place of silence, solitude and spiritual favors.  The prayers and vigils of the Carmelites on thisThe Vision holy mountain have been a source of countless graces and blessings for Holy Mother Church and the entire world.

            In our own day there is a tremendous need for divine intercession and the maternal blessing of the Mother of God.  Since each Carmelite Monastery is an image of Mount Carmel in the Holy Land, we desire to see a New Mount Carmel founded in America’s Rocky Mountains.  Our nation and our world are in need of a place of tranquility and peace, a place where heaven and earth are separated only by the thinnest veil: this is our vision for a New Mount Carmel. 

            By acquiring mountain property, we envision constructing a monastery for the Carmelite Monks of Wyoming in the traditional Gothic style and in accord with the Carmelite Rule. The monastery will be thoughtfully designed to endure for future generations. 

            Mountain PropertyHere at this New Mount Carmel the monks shall be united in prayer before the Divine Throne of the Adorable Trinity.  This is indeed a holy vision for God’s glory and the salvation of numerous souls.  Imagine the number of Carmelite monks over the years who will call this holy mountain "home" throughout the generations to come and the sheer number of souls who will encounter the Lord’s goodness and mercy in this solitary and wild place! 

             May this vision be realized that God may be forevermore praised!

 

           As professional businessmen, the Directors of the New Mount Carmel Foundation are mindful that every one of us wants to leave his mark in this world. In the last one hundred years, similar projects have only been undertaken a handful of times; this is a unique opportunity to impact the lives of thousands upon thousands, perhaps even millions of souls.  The construction of a gothic monastery requires courage and, yes extensive resources too.  The New Mount Carmel Foundation is seeking magnanimous and generous souls to assist in realizing the Lord’s vision here.  When we simply consider the magnificent monasteries of Europe and the patrons who built these glorious edifices that stand still today, we realize that the patrons of a monastery are people of deep faith.  By their generosity the patrons of old not only provided for us by building monasteries to house monks and nuns to pray for the generations to come, but they also built a worthy dwelling place for our Eucharistic Lord.  It is no wonder that the present monks and nuns now living in the ancient monasteries of Europe continue to pray for the repose of the souls of their founding patrons.  The Monks of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel will do likewise! 

           We each must one day breathe forth our last breath and render an account to the Lord.  Wouldn’t it be a wonderful thing if Jesus told us on that day that we built His house and the house of His servants by helping to fund a New Mount Carmel of America?  When we ponder the generations and generations of vocations that shall be fulfilled within the monastery’s walls and the countless Holy Masses that shall be offered within the Church, what would we not give to see the Foundation’s vision realized? We hope that God may be calling you to this great work for surely the Lord has indescribable graces and blessings in store for those generous souls who help His religious..

            Whether making a small contribution or a one-time gift, please know that the Foundation is committed to being faithful stewards of all of the resources entrusted to our care.  As a 501(c)3, non-profit corporation, all donations are tax-exempt in-so-far as permitted by law.  An acknowledgement letter from the Board of Directors will promptly be sent to you once your donation has been received and processed.

            If you are sending your contribution by mail, please make your check payable to:  

New Mount Carmel Foundation, Inc.
Post Office Box 2507
Cody, Wyoming 82414

            The New Mount Carmel Foundation, Inc. is keenly aware of its responsibility to its donors. The Board of Directors is committed to eliminate or minimize any expenses that would reduce the funds available for the purchase of mountain property and the construction of the monks’ monastery. By written request and if necessary, the Foundation is prepared to supply its tax-exemption letter from the Internal Revenue Service and a copy of its most recent 990 Filing.  In an effort to protect donors’ privacy, the New Mount Carmel Foundation, Inc. WILL NOT sell or distribute the names and contact information of its donors under any circumstances whatsoever. 

            May God reward your generosity and fill you with joy as we together found a New Mount Carmel in America!  Know that each donor is prayed for by name in the monastery’s dining room; we truly value and appreciate your charity as a gift from God Himself.  THANK YOU!


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