Carrollton Hall Historic Site is located on the grounds of The Shrine of St. Anthony, in Ellicott City, MD. As a favorite granddaughter of Charles Carroll, the only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence, Emily Caton McTavish was gifted property known as Folly Quarter. The manor house built there was named Carrollton Hall, and a parcel of the vast estate grounds is now the site of several of our Province ministries, including: The Shrine of St. Anthony, Carrollton Hall Historic Site, our Provincial House, the Companions of St. Anthony, the Province FMA Office (Franciscan Mission Association), Franciscan Soy Candles, and Little Portion Farm. The property also includes several meditation trails & gardens, an outdoor Shrine of St. Maximilian M. Kolbe, OFM Conv., outdoor Stations of the Cross, and a peaceful Grotto. Many more projects are underway, as the property is evolving into one of the premier destinations for the faithful to find a location for peace and reflective tranquility.
In support of Ukraine, the evening lighting of Carrollton Hall was updated to yellow and blue. We unite ourselves with the Polish and Ukrainian friars of the Provincial Custody of the Holy Cross (Ukraine), a Custody of the Polish Province of St. Anthony and Bl. James of Strepar (Kraków, Poland), with Pope Francis, and the Church throughout the world, on March 2, 2022, to fast in a special way for peace and an end to war!
(Photo Cred: Michael Sawicki)