Carmelite Monastery “Totus Tuus”
on the island of Tromsøya (Northern Norway)
located beyond the Arctic Circle
The city of Tromsø is the largest urban area in Northern Norway and the third largest north of the Arctic Circle anywhere in the world (following Murmansk and Norilsk). Most of Tromsø, including the city centre, is located on the island of Tromsøya, 350 kilometres (217 mi) north of the Arctic Circle.
The building of the Carmelite Monastery ”Totus Tuus” was designed by a Norwegian architect Kjell Lund. The construction started in 1994.
The monastery and Church was consecrated on 23 August 1998. Currently, there are 14 sisters living in this community. In addition to the constant prayer for the Church and humanity, the sisters paint icons, record albums with liturgical and traditional music, paint candles, write spiritual texts, cultivate the garden and support people visiting them by existential and spiritual conversations.
Offering hospitality in their monastery, they create a space to meet God and find one’s true self.
You can find more information about Carmel in Tromsø at the website:
Karmelittklosteret ”Totus Tuus”
Holtveien 38 A
9012 Tromsø (Norge)
Phone: (+47) 77 69 10 80