The Monastery of Mount Carmel Fund
The Monastery of Mount Carmel has been a part of the Niagara community since 1875 when the Carmelites were invited by Archbishop John Lynch of Toronto, to establish a monastery and hospice/retreat house for people coming to the parish Shrine of Our Lady of Peace. Over the years the Monastery has been used as a hospice, retreat centre, seminary for aspiring men who wanted to become Carmelite priests, and back to being a spiritual centre and conference centre.
The Monastery of Mount Carmel Endowment Fund became a part of the Niagara Community Foundation. Through this Fund people can help sustain the mission and the facilities of Mount Carmel. The purposes of the Fund are: to promote the arts and culture in the Niagara Region sponsored by the Monastery of Mount Carmel and to preserve and enhance the historic character of the Monastery of Mount Carmel.
As the Fund grows within the Niagara Community Foundation, the yearly grants will help to fulfill the two goals.
Why the Niagara Community Foundation?
The Monastery has been a part of the Niagara Region for so long. To be part of the Foundation not only benefits the Monastery, but also helps other funds in the community and helps their endeavours. By joining our resources with others the benefits increase for all.
Donations to the Mount Carmel Fund can be made directly to the Niagara Community Foundation, who will assign your donation to the Monastery of Mount Carmel Fund. The Niagara Community Foundation will issue a tax receipt.
The website for the Niagara Community Foundation has more detailed information (www.niagaracommunityfoundation.org).
Donate to the Monastery of Mount Carmel Fund and help promote the arts and the historic buildings of the Monastery.