Quote of the day: 22 June

On the 22 June 1948, about fifty British soldiers from the camp, the monastery and the “Stella Maris” Hospice, assembled on the esplanade in front of the Statue of Our Lady of Chile: the Union Jack was hauled down to the sound of trumpets, the soldiers lined up and marched away on foot, down “Stella Maris” Road, through Carmel (now Ben Gurion) Avenue to the port of Haifa, from where they embarked for England. The British Mandate had ended.

Fr. Elias Friedman, O.C.D.

Friedman, Elias. “Internal Arab refugees at the monastery of the Carmelite Fathers, Mount Carmel, Haifa (Israel).” Teresianum: Ephemerides Carmeliticae, vol. 41, no. 1, 1990, p. 268.


Our Marie du jour for 15 May 2019 provides more detail concerning life at Stella Maris during the British Mandate.

In December 2010 the State of Israel featured this photo of Stella Maris Monastery and Pilgrim’s Hostel in their Flickr photo album, calling the image, “A Bit of Haifa”

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