Greetings from The National Shrine of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and the office of the Shrine Director!

I know we have all experienced many hard times, each in our own way and carrying our own burdens! We have spent many hours praying during these past few months, especially for victims of Coronavirus, family, and friends touched by hardship and job loss, children trying to cope with new learning experiences, those who have missed out on special occasions and moments of celebration and so many challenging times!

Here at The National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, we are thankful for all of your prayers and concern. Your prayers are heartfelt, and we appreciate your notes and phone calls. We also appreciate those who were financially able to send in a donation to support our ongoing efforts to evangelize and remain a constant presence to all via our website and Facebook efforts. To all those who sought a day of personal prayer in our outdoor meditation garden, or just sat in our parking lot to pray a rosary or send a psalm our way, we say “thank you” and know that our prayers are with you also!


In the meantime, Let Nothing Disturb You!


Carol Bezak

Shrine Director