Carmelite Monastery  - Davenport/Bettendorf/Eldridge

Foundation One  Indiana      


Foundation Two  Milwaukee


Foundation Three Sioux City


Snippets of Our History as first reported and digitized by The Catholic Messenger, Davenport, Iowa.

These archives can be accessed for free at  

In order to preserve the authenticity of the achieved material as it is presented, we have not made spelling or additional corrections to most of the material. The old newspapers that are the source material are probably in various states of deterioration due to age. Nevertheless, the snippets provide an exciting and valuable collection of the way our charism was viewed over time. It is also a tribute to all that have gone before us that have worked to make Carmelite Life possible for us today.

 © The Catholic Messenger


Iowa  Davenport  Catholic Messenger   Thursday , June 4th , 1981


(photo from Monastery archives including Sister Karen Looney: first on left)




July 12th, 1990



Iowa  Davenport  Catholic Messenger   Thursday , May 30th , 1991

Iowa  Davenport  Catholic Messenger   Thursday , May 3rd , 2007





Davenport - 1911 / Bettendorf - 1916 / Eldridge - 1975Return to Contents Page




to be continued....