Monastery of the Carmel of St. Joseph 

4815 Salmon River Road, Armstrong B.C. V0E 1B4  CANADA 

KOFC4949 Carmel St-Joseph Monastery, Armstrong,BC

The of sisters of Mount Carmel are cloistered contemplative nuns of the  Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel, an Order rich in its heritage of saints among whom we find three Doctors of the Church: St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and  St. Therese of Lisieux,  the  “Little Flower”. 

 This Order follows the Primitive Rule of the ancient monks of Mount Carmel in Palestine,  with its eremitical spirit of silence and solitude.

Each day, Mass is celebrated at 7:30 a.m., at which anyone  may attend.

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St. Therese of Lisieux

Feastday: October 1
Patron of the Missions
1873 - 1897
Generations of Catholics have admired this young saint, called her the "Little Flower", and found in her short life more inspiration for own lives than in volumes by theologians.

Yet Therese died when she was 24, after having lived as cloistered Carmelite for less than ten years. She never went on missions, never founded a religious order, never performed great works. The only book of hers, published after her death, was an brief edited version of her journal called "Story of a Soul." (Collections of her letters and restored versions of her journals have been published recently.) But within 28 years of her death, the public demand was so great that she was canonized. Click here to rea more.

Looking back I'm very humbled  that I was able playing a very small part getting the Monastery in Armstrong / Spallumcheen started. Until the new Monastery was built, the Monastery was in an existing building, and home for seven Carmelite nuns and a few farm animals.
During my terms as mayor of the Township of Spallumcheen (1989-1996) , I was able to get that existing building, for use as a Monastery approved, by the Township of Spallumcheen and the Agriculture Land Commission of British Columbia.