History of the Church of Mt. Carmel The church of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel originated as the “noble chapel to the castle”, beside the extensive walled spaces where militias trained for war and bloody battles. It is not hard to imagine how the church and the cloisters of the Carmelites-the Order having arrived in Milan in around 1250-found themselves involved in unusual forms of assistance and help: tending the wounded, shielding outlaws and promoting pacification, counselling and mediation. Thus, Carmine started life as an aristocratic church, initially under the Visconti and then, with the Sforza family. It [...]