University of Notre Dame

Carmel of Reno Records


Origination : Carmel of Reno
Extent : 7.5 linear feet
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Administrative Information


Donated by the Carmelite sisters of Reno, Sister Claire Sokol, prioress.

Preferred Citation

Carmel of Reno Records (OCD), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Records of the Carmel of Reno, consisting of files documenting interaction with bishops of Reno, with the Carmelites Fathers, and with other Carmelite nuns; files on meetings; surveys regarding Carmelite nuns; clippings; correspondence; files on deceased sisters and friends; and Clem Family papers.


Founded in August of 1954 by eight nuns from the Carmelite Monastery of Indianapolis, the Carmel of Reno, also known as the Carmel of Our Lady of the Mountains, started in a small house on Virginia Street. By 1958 they had acquired 19 acres in southwest Reno and built a permanent monastery. They dedicate themselves to solitary silent prayer, support themselves by work in a print shop, in arts and music, by producing articles and books, and by using modern technology to spread the gospel message of peace and reconciliation.


Carmel of Reno (Nev.)
Carmelite Nuns -- History.

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