Part of me feels sorry for Elisha. Like a younger brother easily overlooked because of an older brother’s accomplishments, Elisha seems in the background because of Elijah. Even the opening prayer for his memorial says “O God…you have bestowed the spirit of Elijah on your prophet Elisha…” Even among the Carmelites, Elisha did not receive serious attention until the 20thcentury. Yet, examining his life in the Old Testament, a person can be overwhelmed by all ...
Blessed Alphonso was one of 108 Polish martyrs that gave powerful witness to their allegiance to Jesus Christ and the Catholic faith during the dark days of Nazi aggression and evil. But throughout his life, Alphonso witnessed to Christ.
Edith was born on Yom Kippur, October 12, 1891 in Breslau, Poland. She was the youngest of 11 children in a Jewish family. Her father ran a very successful timber industry.
Albert was one of the first saints in the Carmelite Order. He was known for his love of poverty, deep prayer life and excellent preaching that touched the hearts of many.
“Love will always be victorious. The one who loves can do everything.”
Blessed Jane Scopelli is one those holy people that little can be written about.
When Joaquina de Vedruna Vidal de Mas was born on April 16, 1783, in Barcelona in the Kingdom of Spain, her parents probably never imagined the adventure that lay ahead of her as a future wife, mother, religious, foundress, and servant to the sick and poor children.
Legends can surround historical figures, especially when known events are lacking. Such is the case for St. Simon Stock.
From a young age, he felt the call to serve the Church as a priest.
Aloysius was born in 1443 in Erice located in the Kingdom of Sicily. There is no information regarding his family, his early life, or what inspired his vocation to the Carmelite Order.