Mother Maria Teresa Tauscher arrived in Northwest Indiana in 1913 and purchased two frame houses on Grasselli Avenue in East Chicago. Those tiny homes were the heart of what has become the St. Joseph's Carmelite Home of today. The sisters' private rooms are adjacent to the children's living quarters so that they are easily accessible.
We are part of the Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus Northern Province. Our ministry areas include Carmelite Home for Boys in Wauwatosa, WI, St. Joseph's Carmelite Home/Holy Innocents Center in East Chicago, IN; St. Joseph's Home in Kenosha, WI; and St. Ann's Home in Grand Rapids, MI
We possess a distinct spirit that allows us to combine our contemplative life with an active life. We strive to live a life of daily servanthood that extends the love of Jesus to those around us. Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus began in Germany in 1891; our missions are now worldwide. Visit CarmeliteDCJNorth.org for more information.
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The Carmelite Home will accept referrals from Indiana Department of Child Services case workers every day of the year and 24 hours a day. We open our Home whenever there is an emergency and a child needs a safe place to stay.