GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
Texas: TX-22

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and School
131 South Zaragosa
El Paso, TX 79907

Phone: 915-859-9848
Email: info@ysletamission.org

 

History: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church has been a predominantly Tiwa (Ysleta) Indian parish.

1680

Piro, Tano, Tiwa, and Jemez Indian refugees fled the Pueblo Revolt in New Mexico, and the missions of San Gregorio de Abó, Nuestra Señora de Purísima Concepción de Quarai, San Buenaventura de las Gran Quivira (near Mountainair), Sevilleta, Alamillo, Senecú del Norte, and Socorro.

1682-1882

Franciscans (later St. Paul Custody, Santa Fe, New Mexico) established and administered Corpus Christi/ San Antonio de la Ysleta Mission (Tiwa), El Paso/ Ysleta, Texas

1682

Isleta Indians from Isleta Pueblo, New Mexico, joined the El Paso are Native settlements, which became known as Ysleta (named after Isleta Pueblo, New Mexico), Socorro (named after Socorro, New Mexico) and San Elizario

1852-1874

Franciscans attended Corpus Christi from La Purísima, Socorro, Texas

1874

Corpus Christi was renamed Our Lady of Mount Carmel Mission

1881-1891, 1894-1990

Jesuits (México Province, Mexico City, Mexico) administered Our Lady of Mount Carmel

1907

Fire devastated Our Lady of Mount Carmel

1919-1921

Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (México-Cuba Province, El Paso, Texas, and United States Province, Los Angeles, California) established and staffed Our Lady of Mount Carmel School (Tiwa)

1922-1980s

Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word (New Orleans Province, New Orleans, Louisiana) staffed the school

1980s-present

Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and lay teachers staffed the school

1990-1992

Became a parish; El Paso diocesan priests administered Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, now within Ysleta del Sur Reservation 

1992-present

Conventual Franciscans (Our Lady of Consolation Province, Mount St. Francis, Indiana) have administered Our Lady of Mount Carmel

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: Ca. 1880-ongoing

Volume: Ca. 4 cubic feet

Description: The records at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church are not arranged according to a classification scheme. Consequently, description is by type of record.

 

/1 Sacramental records

Inclusive dates: Ca. 1880-ongoing

Volume: Ca. 2 cubic feet

Description: Records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for parishioners of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. 

 

/2 School records

Inclusive dates: 1916-ongoing

Volume: Ca. 2 cubic feet

Description: Student records for Our Lady of Mount Carmel School.

 

Unless noted otherwise, the repository named above holds (or held) the records described and not the Marquette University Archives. However, Marquette’s holdings, e.g. Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Records, include related records about these Native and Catholic groups and places.

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Archival materials from the Raynor Memorial Libraries


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