Carmelite Sisters Announce Westerman Foundation Grant to Support Ministry

(Wauwatosa, WI) Sister Rose Therese announced the Carmelite Ministry of St. Teresa (CMST) will receive a grant award from the Westerman Foundation in support of its programming to provide faith formation to women and individuals with disabilities.

The Carmelite Ministry of St. Teresa launched a $6 million capital campaign in 2017 designed to raise funds for the construction of a new family style residential center offering women with disabilities a safe place to live and grow in their faith.

Sister Mary Brigid, Director of the CMST commented that “many of the local non-profits are closed during the evenings and weekends.  We found that for people with disabilities it was extremely difficult to get to Mass, socialize or even gather with others on a week night.  The Sisters decided to help address this by forming the new ministry and focusing on serving women.”

Since beginning their campaign in 2017 the Sisters have attracted many national and local supporters including the Hilton Foundation and the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Faith in Our Future Fund.  The new facility celebrated its grand opening this past October 15, 2019 with a special ceremony.  Within just a few short months the first floor of the new facility is now completely occupied and residents are beginning to book rooms on the second and third floors.

Interested in learning more about the Carmelite Ministry of St. Teresa?  Or learning how you can support the mission, click here to make a donation.  Select opportunities for memorial gifts and recognition remain.

The Sisters also welcome your prayer intentions.


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