"My God, beloved Father, with my Christ, I place my soul in your hands whenever you please. Fiat! But have mercy." A prayer written by Sr. Jeanne-Marie-Ange, OCD (13 Jan 1895 - 24 Oct 1921)
Yesterday, Lord, it was you I was looking for in the people of my own flesh and blood in those who loved me Today, Lord, it is you who I have found in strangers, in foreigners in those who do not love me
Saint Kuriakos Elias Chavara was the co-founder and first prior general of the congregation of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate
On December 13, he asked in the morning what day it was and when he heard it was Friday, he inquired frequently what hour it was: after all, he was waiting to say Matins in heaven.
John was born at Fontiveros in Spain about 1542. He entered the Carmelites and with the permission of his superiors began to live a stricter life. Afterward, he was persuaded by Saint Teresa to begin, together with some others, the Discalced reform within the Order; this cost him much hard work and many trials. He died in Ubeda in 1591.
St. Maria Maravillas had a true, passionate zeal for the glory of God and the salvation of souls. Even while living a life of poverty in the cloister she helped those who were in need, initiating apostolic, social and charitable works.
When Crispin Rope, the philanthropist and intellectual, died earlier this year, we lost the last close relative of Sister Margaret Rope, O.C.D.
This one friar who is so great a servant of God is so weak from all that he has suffered that I fear for his life
On the First Sunday of Advent, 28 November 1568, Fray Antonio de Heredia and St. John of the Cross began to observe the "Primitive Rule" of Pope Innocent IV in Duruelo, Spain. St Teresa describes their convent.
Denis of the Nativity, a priest, and the lay brother Redemptus of the Cross were sent to Indonesia where they received the martyr's crown on November 29, 1638.
Fray Antonio de Heredia and Fray José de Cristo left for Duruelo on 27 November 1568 to begin the Teresian Reform for men on the next day, the First Sunday of Advent, 28 November.
For all those who worked for the love of God and love of neighbor... may the merciful God reward them with his crown of glory...
Today we dare to introduce to the world this cloistered religious who led a "life hidden with Christ in God" because she is a witness who is bursting with the joy that is rooted and grounded in love.
O more than admirable power, wisdom and goodness of my Lord and God, why am I not able to make every created being into a soul at will?
A new history celebrating one hundred years of the Carmelite community of nuns in East Anglia has just been published. Naturally, Margaret Rope (‘Sister Margaret of The Mother of God’ as she became), who joined the community in 1923, is heavily featured within the book. […]A century of Carmelites — Celebrating Margaret Rope - stained... Continue Reading →
Today the whole Order commends our departed brothers and sisters to God’s mercy through the intercession of Our Lady
On the first Sunday after Easter 1919, the statue of the Madonna was brought back from the parish-church in Haifa, with great solemnity and in the midst of public rejoicings.
O my God, Trinity Whom I adore, help me to forget myself entirely that I may be established in You as still and as peaceful as if my soul were already in eternity.