July 20th – St. Elijah

St. Elijah – Prophet

The prophet Elijah originated from Tishbe in Transjordania.  He lived in the ninth century before Christ.  He appears in Scripture as a man of God who…     more…

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July 17th – Bls. Teresa of St. Augustine & Companions (Martyrs of Compiegne)

Martyrs of Compiegne

Bls. Teresa of St Augustine and Companions
(Martyrs of Compiegne) 

(d.1794) – Virgins and Martyrs

As the French Revolution entered its worst days, a community of sixteen Discalced Carmelites from the Monastery of the Incarnation in Compiegne, France offered themselves as sacrificial victims to beg God for peace for the Church and for their country…     more…

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July 16th – Solemn Commemoration of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Solemn Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel

The feast of the Solemn Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel is the principal feast of the order. It was first celebrated… more…

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July 13th = St. Teresa of Jesus de Los Andes

Teresa of Jesus de Los Andes

St. Teresa of Jesus de Los Andes - (1900-1920) – Virgin & Mystic

Born July 13th, 1900 at Santiago, Chile as Juanita Fernandez Solar. Devoted to Christ from a very young age, she entered the Discalced Carmelite monastery at Los Andes on May 7th, 1919. There she was given the… more…

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July 12th – Bl. Louis and Zelie Martin

Louis & Zelie Martin

Bl. Louis and Zelie Martin (Parents of Therese of Lisieux)

Louis Martin (1823-1894) and Zelie Guerin (Martin) (1831-1877) were beatified on Mission Sunday October 19, 2008 by Pope Benedict XVI.

Louis Martin was born into a military family and spent his early years at…  more…

 Zelie Guerin (1831-18977), also born into a military family, and as a young lady also sought to… more…

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July 9th – Bl. Jane Scopelli

Jane Scopelli

Bl. Jane Scopelli - (1428-1491) – Virgin

Born in Reggio d’ Emilia, Italy in 1428. From an early age, Jane felt drawn to religious life. Her family opposed the vocation…   more…

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July 4th – Bl. Maria Crocifissa Curcio

Maria Crocifissa Curcio

Bl. Maria Crocifissa Curcio – (1877-1957) – Virgin

Born January 30th, 1877 in Noto, Sicily. Seventh of ten children born to Salvatore Curcio and Concetta Franzò. She had only 6 years of school, but educated herself by reading widely in her family library. She was deeply affected by reading the Life of Saint…     more…

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June 14 – St. Elisha -and- Bl. Maria Candida of the Eucharist

St. Elisha

St. Elisha – Prophet

Elijah came upon Elisha and threw his cloak over him. Immediately Elisha left the oxen and ran after Elijah as his attendant.” (cf 1 Kgs 19:19-21). Elisha was filled with the spirit of Elijah; among the many signs he performed, he …more...

Maria Candida of the Eucharist

Bl. Maria Candida of the Eucharist - (1884-1949) – Virgin

As a child, Maria Barba of Catanzaro, Italy, learned to play the piano. At the age of fifteen, she underwent an interior conversion that turned her heart and mind totally to God. However, her aspiration to religious life was opposed by…  more…

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June 12 – Bl. Alfonso Maria Mazurek -and- Bl. Hilary Januszewski

Alfonso Maria Mazurek

 Bl. Alfonso Maria Mazurek – (1891-1944) – Priest/Martyr

Born in Poland on March 1st, 1891. He studied hard in seminary school throughout his youth, and then joined the Carmelite order in 1912. He continued his studies, growing spiritually and  … more…

Hilary Januszewski

 Bl. Hilary Januszewski - (1907-1945) –
Priest/Martyr

Born June 11th, 1907 in Krajenki, Poland and was given the name of Pawel. He received a Christian education from his parents, Martin and Marianne. He attended the college in Greblin, and then continued his studies at …more…

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June 7th – Bl. Anne of St. Bartholomew – (1549-1626) – Virgin

Bl. Anne of St. Bartholomew – (1549 – 1626)
Virgin
Feast Day – June 7th

Anne of St Bartholomew

Anne Garcia Manzanas was born at Almendral, Castille, Spain on October 1st 1549. As a thirteen-year-old orphan, she tended her brothers’ sheep. Devoted to the Passion of Christ, she wanted to consecrate her virginity to God, but feared she would be unable to overcome her brothers’ opposition to her vocation.

One night, having fallen asleep with her rosary in her hands (which she recited daily), Anne experienced a vision… click here to read more…

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