Austin-Smith:Lord was commissioned to design a new monastery for the Carmelite Sisters in Liverpool. The Carmelite charism of prayer is the backbone of this monastery. A new website for the Carmelite nuns in Liverpool. But, as the ECHO reported last year, Claire House signed an exclusivity agreement with the Carmelite Order of Nuns – a silent order – who wanted to leave their monastery to a good cause. The Sisters vacated the Monastery in early 2013, the Order relocating to a new purpose built Monastery at Maryton Grange, Liverpool. Teresa opened 15 convents of the Carmelite Reform which consisted of small groups of nuns who prayed together, worked in solitude and enjoyed daily recreation. THE POWER AND ACTIVITY OF CARMEL IS UNION WITH GOD Mother Mary of Jesus, Foundress Hidden away in the city of Liverpool is another of God's wonderful treasures. REGINA DECOR CARMELI ORA PRO NOBIS. Liverpool Carmelite Monastery, Maryton Grange, Allerton Road, Liverpool L18 3NU Read more >> Notting Hill Notting Hill Carmelite Monastery, 87 St Charles Square, London W10 6EA Read more >> Preston Preston Carmelite Monastery, St Vincent’s Road, Fulwood, Preston PR2 8QA Read more >> Quidenham St Teresa of Avila had a special devotion to him and encouraged her sisters to pray to him. St Joseph is the patron of the Universal Church and of Maryton Carmel. The building is home to a closed community of 30 nuns, who have relocated from their previous retreat in West Derby. The design features a central chapel, cloister and work areas, as well as a care facility for elderly sisters. Constructed in 1906 the monastery at Honey's Green Lane had been occupied by the Carmelite Sisters for over 100 years. The layout embodies the daily cycle of prayer, manual labour, communal mealtimes and private reflection. The site is that of the former Carmelite Monastery on Honey’s Green Lane, which had previously been occupied for over 100 years by a closed order of nuns. Birkenhead Carmelite Monastery, Grosvenor Place, Birkenhead, Prenton, Merseyside CH43 1UA Website >> Print this page The Reform of Carmel founded by Teresa in 1562 was truly innovative in the way it integrated the solitary and community life. Maryton Carmel is home to 26 Discalced Carmelite nuns; their mission is to be a living community of prayer, offered up for those who are in need of God's love most. Living a life of solitude, prayer, and sacrifice, the nuns’ primary mission is to pray for the Church and its priests. "Once I was pondering why Our Lord was so fond of the virtue of humility, and this thought came to me - not as a result of reflection but suddenly: its is because God is supreme Truth" The design is a modern interpretation of the monastic tradition. 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