In 1790 four Carmelite nuns established a monastery at Port Tobacco, Maryland, making it the first women’s religious community in the new United States
Episodes about "carmelites"
There are least three different shrines in the United States that claim to be the first dedicated to St. Thérèse of Lisieux, the Little Flower. Tom and Noëlle Crowe relate how the shrines in Rhode Island, Alaska, and Illinois came to be, their claims to be first, and what makes each unique.
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Rising above the flat landscape near Milwaukee, Wisconsin, rises Holy Hill and atop the hill stands a grand basilica dedicated to Our Lady Help of Christians.