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About St. Joseph's Carmelite Home

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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.

Maintaining Missions Throughout the World

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.

Africa
Cameroon (1995)
Nigeria (2002)
Europe
Austria (1911)
Croatia (1917)
Germany (1891)
Hungary (1907)
Iceland (2001)
Italy (1903)
Netherlands (1898)
Russia (2005)
Switzerland (1902)
North America
Canada (1913)
USA-Central (1920)
USA-North (1912)
USA-Southwest (1914)
South America
Brazil (1985)
Nicaragua (1947)
Venezuela (1982)

Carmelite Home Board

President
John Buncich
Lake County Sheriff

Vice President
Lou Martinez
Lake Area United Way

Secretary/Treasurer
Scott Yahne
Attorney
Hammond, Indiana

Tom Gryzbeck
Franciscan St Margaret Health

Paul Mullaney
Bishop Noll Institute

Anthony Copeland
Mayor of East Chicago, Indiana

Peggy Katona
Lake County Auditor

Father John Kalicky
St. John the Baptist Church
Whiting, Indiana

Dr. Richard Barnes
Yale Business Center, LLC

Janet Furman
Dyer Construction

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