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Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Monastery (former)

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Home of Catholic nuns since 1909

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Borough : Brooklyn
Neighborhood : Crown Heights
Institution, Place of Worship

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Sarah Taylor

Until 1999, when the monastery closed, the Catholic nuns cloistered here lived in spartan circumstances, in the medieval tradition of near-total isolation. A reminder of Crown Heights' former Italian and Irish populations.

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