St. Andrew Corsini was made bishop of Fiesole on October 13th, 1349, and gave the Church a wonderful example of love, apostolic zeal, prudence, and love of the poor.
After being made bishop of Patti and Lipari in 1354, St. Peter Thomas was entrusted with many papal missions to promote peace and unity with the Eastern Churches.
When I read in the Gospel “that Mary went in haste to the hill country of Judea” to perform her loving service for her cousin Elizabeth, I imagine her passing by so beautiful, so calm and so majestic
Carmelites [...] feel constrained to undertake this persevering march toward the mountain of God where fire burns but does not consume.
Whatever the troubles and difficulties that weigh you down, bear them all patiently and keep in mind that these are the things which constitute your cross.
The ninth poem in the generally acknowledged collection of St. Teresa's poetry is her brief meditation 'On Patience' called 'Nada Te Turbe'. We present two English translations and a commentary by Kieran Kavanaugh, O.C.D.
Elijah stands before God’s face because all of his love belongs to the Lord. He lives outside all natural human relationships.
On 18 May 1291 the Crusader stronghold of Acre fell after weeks of siege. We remember the Carmelite martyrs who perished that day.
She extended, in visible fashion, her special protection over the Order that has always called itself her own.