Visit the Carmelite Campus

Home to the National Shrine & the Carmelite Spiritual Center

The Carmelites are an 800-year-old Roman Catholic religious order devoted to Our Lady of Mount Carmel and the Prophet Elijah. The Carmelites seek the presences of God and call others to a deep connection with our Lord.

Through their evangelical vows of Chastity, Poverty, and Obedience, the Carmelites help serve others in over 50 countries and through various ministries ranging from teachers to foreign ministers. Through their work, the Carmelites listen for the whisper of God and to announce His justice.

The Carmelite Campus is located at Bailey Road and North Frontage Road in Darien, Illinois.  We are conveniently located just off the 273B exit of I-55, 20 miles southwest of Chicago on 40 beautiful acres.  The Campus is home to several spiritual destinations:

The Campus is also the location of a number of Carmelite offices including:

Spend a day, a weekend, or even a week-long retreat with us and reconnect with God.