The Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus are celebrating a different sort of Packers victory today. The Packers Community Foundation announced a grant to help support the Sisters in their work serving women with disabilities.
For over 100 years the Carmelite Nuns have lived, worked and prayed in the community of Wauwatosa Wisconsin. In 2018 the Sisters felt called to meet a pressing community need – offering support services for adult women with disabilities.
The new Carmelite Ministry of St. Teresa was launched. In October of 2019 the Sisters held a grand opening ceremony with presider Milwaukee Bishop James Schuerman. The new $4.5 million dollar facility quickly began accepting resident applications.
Then came COVID-19.
Today the high risk population the Sisters serve has caused a slight delay in plans. While the facilities remain open, the Sisters have paused accepting any new residents. This October, the Sister plan to reopen community workshops and classes with appropriate safety and social distancing measures in place.
The Green Bay Packers Community Grant will help provide athletic and physical fitness programming to residents and community members.
If you are interested in learning more about the Carmelite Ministry of St. Teresa or making a donation please visit our website: http://carmeliteministryofstteresa.org/