“Our charism…sends us into the world as continuous acts of love, a love that is active and inclusive, patient and enduring, fearless and tender, forgiving and giving, steady and steadfast. It forms bridges, makes connections easier and facilitates life for others, enabling them also to stir up love in our world.” Sister Marcia Allen, CSJ Concordia, KS

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Welcome to the Carmelite Spiritual Center!
8419 Bailey Road
Darien, IL 60561

Located in Darien, IL, the Carmelite Spiritual Center provides a setting for a variety of programs for men and women seeking a deeper experience of God and of themselves.

The facility offers 58 comfortable rooms with private baths. Each room has two beds (you will not be asked to share a room), a desk, closet, and individual heating and air-conditioning controls.

For everyone’s health and safety, there is no smoking indoors. Delicious home-cooked meals and the warm hospitality of their staff are hallmarks of the Center.

Visit their website for more information about the facility. Pictures are also included of their beautiful meeting space, private bedrooms, and grounds.  The National Shrine of St. Therese of Lisieux is located on the property.

All arrangements with the Carmelite Spiritual Center will be made through us. If you have questions, please visit our “Contact Us” page and we will respond to you. Or contact Judith Minear, CSJ (jminear@csjoseph.org).
A Year-Long Formation Program for Lay Leaders
in the CSSJ Mission and Tradition