Carmelite Chronicles
Saints of Carmel

June 14, 2012 |

The Order produced a number of men outstanding for sanctity of life, whom it honors as saints: Sts. Simon Stock, Albert of Sicily, Angelus the Martyr, Avertanus, Bl. Franco of Sienna. Little is known of these early saints, but Albert and Angelus were widely venerated and have been the subject of portraits by eminent artists.

Angelus the Martyr

Palestine with Egypt was the classic land of the solitary life, hallowed by the memory of Hilarion, Cariton, Euthymius, Saba, Theodosius, and other valiant warriors of Christ.
From The Mirror of Carmel by Joachim Smet, O. Carm.

Fr. Joachim Smet O.Carm.
Fr. Joachim Smet, O.Carm. (1915-2011) was one of the leading historians of the Carmelite Order. In addition to being a founding member and President of the Institutum Carmelitanum in Rome and editor of Carmelus, a journal of Carmelite Studies, Fr. Joachim was a gifted writer. he is well-known for his four-volume work The Carmelites and his Life of Saint Peter Thomas. Among his other works: Familiar Matter of Today-Poems (2007), The Mirror of Carmel: A Brief History of the Carmelite Order, (2011), various publications on Carmelite Nuns, Carmelite Liturgy, Carmelite Libraries of Spain and Portugal and the Carmelites of Medieval England.
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