Marie du jour 2023, 29 May: St. Edith Stein

During her years in the Carmel of Cologne, St. Edith Stein composed an additional strophe for the famous sequence hymn, "Flos Carmeli." Fr. John Sullivan, OCD describes the hymn and Edith's addition, which is still sung today by the Carmelite nuns in Cologne.

Reading time: 2 minutes, 381 words

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25 May: St. Mary Magdalen of the Incarnate Word de’ Pazzi

Born in Florence in 1566, Saint Mary Magdalen of the Incarnate Word de’ Pazzi had a religious upbringing and entered the monastery of the Carmelite nuns there. She led a hidden life of prayer and self-denial, praying particularly for the renewal of the Church and encouraging the sisters in holiness. Her life was marked by many extraordinary graces. She died in 1607.

Reading time: 11 minutes, 2122 words

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