Opened in 1962 as the Titus Brandsma, O.Carm Chapel, this extraordinary part of our campus has welcomed members of our Carmel community for generations. This sacred place is where students encounter Christ in Word and Sacrament, friends gather in community, and where alumni hold as a touchstone in their hearts.
Our Chapel transformation began in April of 2021, and thanks to the generosity of our many donors, renovations have recently been completed. On September 10, we dedicated the new St. Titus Brandsma Chapel, the Mary Frances Clarke, BVM Spiritual Center, and the Mary Frances Clarke, BVM Circle of Friends Garden, with special honorees and guests present. These true spiritual gifts reflect the legacy of our founders and will continue to be a gathering point for our students and extended community for years to come.
Our Director of Mission Effectiveness, Kambra French, spearheaded this renovation project and reflected on its completion. “It has been incredibly edifying to witness the fruits of our donors’ generosity already; students are gathering and connecting in the spaces, encountering beauty in the chapel, and learning about our founders in new and exciting ways. All aspects of this project bring the core of our mission that Carmel Catholic is ‘centered in Jesus Christ’ to life.”
A heartfelt thank you to everyone who led, supported, collaborated, and helped make this renovation vision a reality. As the spiritual heart of our campus, we find continual comfort, peace, and a zeal for faith under the luminous gaze of Mary, our Mother and Lady of Mt. Carmel.