Learn the story of Mother Teresa of Jesus from the first Carmel in Maryland: a relative of Francis Scott Key, author of the Star-Spangled Banner, and the daughter of Clement Sewall, famed in the history of Georgetown.
When a smallpox epidemic broke out in Baltimore in the closing months of the year 1882, many persons begged the Discalced Carmelite nuns to pray for an end to the calamity. The nuns chanted the now-famous prayer, Stella Caeli Extirpavit to Our Lady, for help in time of pestilence.
Your lifted hands are the very strength and hope of all our rising churches
Our holy Mother Teresa of Jesus watches undoubtedly over you in a special manner
When considering the intersection of United States history and the Discalced Carmelite Order, there is one figure who stands out. Currier's history of Carmel in America provides a fascinating insight into the life of one Mother Teresa of Jesus, a Discalced Carmelite nun from the Carmel of Baltimore (Juliana Sewell, 1799 - 1878). She was... Continue Reading →