Sisters of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
   History of Our Congregation

The Institute of the sisters of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is a contemplative and active religious congregation that was founded in Florence, Italy on October 15, 1854 by Mother Maria Teresa Scrilli . The Mother Foundress inspired by the Holy Spirit,began the institute out of her deep concern "to lead souls to God" and as a response to the great  sociatal need of the times.

Her concern for the moral, christian and  civil instruction and education of youth from their tenderest years through adolescence gave birth to the teaching apostolate of the Order.  In later years, the need arose to extend the work of the Order to include in homes  for the aged.  These works are now being continued in the countries of Italy, the United States of America, Canada, India, Poland, the Republic of Cesks and Brazil.

The Canadian foundation began in 1949 in Niagara Falls Canada.  For the past twenty-two years, the Institute has been working in the Archdiocese of Toronto serving the community though our Day Care Centers, parish work and nursing.

In 1975, the Italian community in Toronto built a facility for their elderly citizens known as Villa Columbo.  Our sisters were invited to offer assistance to these many years the sisters have been providing a climate of family warmth and loving care.  They assist these residents in their medical, spiritual and basic human needs.

In 1981, the Institute built a non-profit Day Care Centre on Jane Street in Downsview in keeping with the educational charism of the Order.  In 1994, the Institute was called upon by the community of Maple to build a Daycare Centre and a Community Centre for the elderly in this rapidly expanding area.

In all of these actions, the sisters seek to live an authentic witness to Christ and the Church through their many and varied works.

Mother Maria Teresa Scrilli-Our Foundress
Sisters of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
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Rev.Sr.Elsie D'cunha - Tel: 416-749 5545 - Fax: 416-747 8841
Mount Carmel Sisters-Toronto