6 November: Saint Nuno of St. Mary (Not observed in 2022)

Nuno was born in 1360 and fought for many years as a soldier for the independence of Portugal. After his wife’s death, he entered the Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel as a brother in the house he had founded in Lisbon and took the name of Nuno of Saint Mary (1423). He died there in 1431, after distinguishing himself by his prayer, penance, and filial devotion to the Mother of God.

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22 May: St. Joachina de Vedruna

In 1826, Saint Joachina de Vedruna was prompted by God's Spirit to found the Congregation of Carmelite Sisters of Charity (Vedruna Sisters), which spread throughout Catalonia, establishing houses for the care of the sick and the education of children, especially the poor.

16 May: Saint Simon Stock

Simon, an Englishman, died at Bordeaux in the mid-thirteenth century. He has been venerated in the Carmelite Order for his personal holiness and his devotion to Our Lady.

Père Jacques of Jesus was the French Carmelite whose bravery during Nazi occupation inspired the film, 'Au Revoir, Les Enfants'

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