Welcome to the Society of the Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

The Society is now accepting online donations

For over 100 years the Blessed Mother has been venerated under the title of Our Lady of Mount Carmel at this site in the village of Melrose Park, just outside Chicago. Since the first Feast celebrating Our Lady of Mount Carmel was established by Italian immigrants in 1894, the devotion to Our Lady of Mount Carmel has grown - unabated - attracting a multi-ethnic , multi-generational group of devotees who participate in the many spiritual activities here.

Many come for the weekly Novena or for the annual Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (held each mid-July). Many simply come to offer their love, prayers and thanksgiving to Her for Her continued intercession - on our behalf - to Her beloved Son.

We hope you will visit our Shrine and experience the unconditional love of our Our Blessed Mother.

Father Miguel Alvarez, C.S. Pastor
Father Augusto Feccia, C.S., Associate Pastor
Father Abraham Lopez, C.S., Associate Pastor