Montclair – Our Lady of Mount Carmel

By | November 11, 2011

Opened in 1939, this delightful Italian Gothic church calls itself the “Small Parish with a Big Heart.” The open nave, framed by scagliola columns,  allows an unobstructed view of the sanctuary, highlighted by a high altar of light tan Italian marbles. The soft colors of the church enhance the light of the beautiful stained glass windows.

Normally, church bells are named after saints. From their names, the bells of Mount Carmel have been “recycled.” One honors Civil War hero General Philip Kearney.

Construction by Leopold Auriemma Co; Scagliola columns by Scagliola Mfg. Co. of Union City; Ornamental plaster by Plaster Art Co.

A short video presentation of the interior can be found at:

http://www.twitvid.com/5F0F2

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Building History

1939 -
Renovations

1946 – Apse repainted by Gonippo Raggi after fire
1972 – Altar rail, side altars removed, new altar installed, Raggi mural removed. Designer – John D’Eletto
1972 – Peragallo pipe organ installed.

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