Willow Creek Pet Center’s Donation to the Sisters at the Carmelite Monastery during their Annual Carmelite Fair helps to cover expenses in running the Monastery in Holladay. The fair is the biggest fundraiser for the Nuns annually and includes a 5K run/walk, entertainment, food and live and silent auctions.
The Carmelite Nuns are a cloistered order of religious whose lives are dedicated to prayer for others, especially those in Utah. The ﬁrst monastery was founded in 1562 in Avila, Spain. The monasteries of nuns spread to France, then to Belgium and ﬁnally to America in Maryland in 1790.
The Sisters also spend their time baking and distributing the alter breads to the Diocese of Salt Lake City and to a few Churches in neighboring states besides producing the Carmelite Doll and prepare for their annual fair every year.