On 18 May 1291 the Crusader stronghold of Acre fell after weeks of siege. We remember the Carmelite martyrs who perished that day.
Whoever has a mind to become a leader among you must make himself servant to the rest
Gregory IX frees the Carmelites from property to focus on prayer
It is to me, however, that you have come for a rule of life
We enjoin you and your successors to observe in the future the rule which was given to you...
Blessing to B. and the other hermits who live near the spring on Mount Carmel
St. Albert of Jerusalem was the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem at the beginning of the 13th c. who formed the hermit brothers of Mount Carmel into a collegium and wrote a Rule for them
Common sense is the guide of the virtues