Institute of Our Lady of Mount Carmel


4415 - 8th Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017

Community Information

Local Superior:  Sister Serafina Saggio, I.O.L.M.C.

Vocation Director:  Sister Serafina Saggio, I.O.L.M.C.
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Madre Maria Teresa Scrilli was the foundress of our institute. She was born in Montevarchi in Tuscany, Italy in 1825. The spirituality is to search for union with God, living in His presence in allegiance to Jesus Christ, by imitating the Blessed Virgin Mary, and by integrating the contemplative with the apostolic life.

Our charism is to lead souls to God in a spirit of charity and prayer. Consequently our work is the moral, Christian, and civil instruction and education of youth from their tenderest years through adolescence. Added to this the institute offers assistance to the sick in hospitals and clinics, and to the elderly in homes for the aged. The institute carries out these works also in mission lands. The countries where our sisters carry out our apostolate are Italy, Poland, Brazil, India, the United States, and the Czech Republic.

We receive candidates up to 35 years old. In some cases exceptions can be made. Those admitted to the postulancy and aspirancy should be at least 17 years of age and ordinarily should have successfully completed the years of schooling required in her country.

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