Therese Martin was the last of nine children born to Louis and Zelie Martin on January 2, 1873, in Alencon, France. However, only five of these children lived to reach adulthood. Precocious and sensitive, Therese needed much attention. Her mother died when she was 4 years old. As a result, her father and sisters babied young Therese. She had a spirit that wanted everything. At the age of 14, on Christmas Eve in 1886, Therese had ...
Homily given at the inaugural Mass by the Very Rev. William J. Harry, O. Carm., Prior Provincial of the Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary, and the Chair Installation speech offered by Fr. Steven Payne, OCD.
We gather to give God thanks and praise for the blessings he has bestowed on us. Pause in silent prayer for a few moments
On Tuesday, October 15, 2019, the Feast of St. Teresa of Avila, the Catholic University of America inaugurated an Endowed Carmelite Chair and Center for Carmelite Studies, a gift from the Carmelite Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary.
NUNO ÁLVARES PEREIRA was born in Portugal on 24th June 1360, most probably at Cernache do Bomjardin, illegitimate son of Brother Álvaro Gonçalves Pereira, Hospitalier Knight of St. John of Jerusalem and prior of Crato and Donna Iria Gonçalves do Carvalhal.
It was an incredible week in El Salvador last week. Many celebrations, many blessings on the community. A great step forward for the Province’s presence there.
St. Teresa Margaret was born Anna Maria Redi on July 15, 1747 to a large, loving Catholic family in Arezzo, Italy. She was baptized the following day, the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel by V.R. Canon John Baptist, the brother of her father.
Isiidore Bakanja worked as an assistant mason for white colonists in what was then the Belgian Congo and later known as Zaire.
Titus Brandsma, Dutch priest, educator, journalist and modern mystic, has much to say to Twenty-first Century Christians.
The names of the parents of Mary are known from the apocryphal “Proto-Gospel of James” (2nd century).