October 15th – St. Teresa of Jesus (Teresa of Avila)

St. Teresa of Jesus (St. Teresa of Avila)
(1515-1582)
Virgin and Doctor
October 15th
St. Teresa of Avila

Also known as St. Teresa of Avila. Teresa de Cepeda y Ahumada was born in Avila, Spain, March 28th 1515 and entered the Carmel of the Incarnation there in 1536. She lived there for about 20 years until she felt that God was asking something more of her. After many tribulations and …      Read More…

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October 1st – St. Therese of Lisieux

St. Therese of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face (1873-1897)
Virgin and Doctor
Feast Day – Oct. 1st

St. Therese of Lisieux

Also known as St. Therese of Lisieux, The Little Flower. St. Therese of Lisieux was born January 2nd 1873 as Thérèse Martin in Normandy, France. She entered the Carmel of Lisieux at the age of fifteen. At that time the notion that God’s anger on account of sin must be appeased by voluntary self-offering was prevalent in the Church. Instead within nine years Thérèse achieved holiness through… Read More…

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September 17th – St. Albert of Jerusalem

St. Albert of Jerusalem
(c.1149-1215)
Bishop & Lawgiver of Carmel
September 17th

Albert of Jerusalem

Patriarch of Jerusalem and patron of the Carmelite Order. Albert was born in Parma, Italy, about 1149. He became a canon at the Holy Cross Abbey in Mortoba. In 1184 he was appointed as the bishop of Bobbio, Italy, and soon after he was named to the see of Vercelli and served as mediator between the pope and emperor.

In 1205, Albert was appointed the patriarch of Jerusalem, a post established in 1099 when Jerusalem became a Latin kingdom in the control of Christian crusaders… Read More…

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September 12th – Bl. Mary of Jesus

Bl. Mary of Jesus
(1560-1640)
Virgin
September 12th

Mary of Jesus

Born in 1560 at Tartanedo (Spain), she took the Discalced Carmelite habit at Toledo in 1577 and …Read More

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September 1st – St. Teresa Margaret Redi of the Sacred Heart

St. Teresa Margaret Redi
Of the Sacred Heart
(1747-1770)
Virgin
September 1st
Teresa Margaret Redi of the Sacred Heart

Also known as Anne Mary Redi, Ann Maria Redi, Teresa Margaret of the Sacred Heart . Anne Mary Redi was born July 15, 1747 at Arezzo in Italy of Tuscan nobility, the daughter of Count Ignatius Redi and Camilla Billeti. Pious child who saw God in all things, and who was confused to learn that not everyone knew that God loved them.  In September 1763 she received a message from Saint Teresa of Jesus… Read More..

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August 26th – Jacques Retouret – Martyr of Rocheport

Bl. Jacques Retouret
Martyr of Rocheport
(1746-1794)
Priest and Martyr
August 26th

Jacques Retouret

Bl. Jacques Retouret, Part of the Martyrs of Rocheport, was born at Limoges in France on September 15, 1746 to a merchant family. He was a serious young man, a lover of books and greatly gifted. At fifteen years of age, he entered the Carmelite house in his native city. After ordination… Read More…

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August 25th – Mary of Jesus Crucified

Bl. Mary of Jesus Crucified
(1846-1878)
Virgin
August 25th

Mary of Jesus Crucified

Blessed Mary of Jesus Crucified was born in Galilee, Palestine on Jan 5, 1846 of the Baouardy family. Catholics of the Greek Melchite Rite, Abellin. In 1867 she entered the Discalced Carmelites at Pau in France and went… Read More…

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August 18th – Jean-Baptiste Duverneuill, Michael Louis Brulard and James Gagnot – Martyrs of Rocheport

Bl. Jean-Baptiste Duverneuill
Bl. Michael Louis Brulard
Bl. James Gagnot
Martyrs of Rocheport
(d.1794)
Priests and Martyrs
August 18th

Jean-Baptiste Duverneuill, Michael Louis Brulard and James Gagnot - Martyrs of Rocheport

Part of the Martyrs of Rocheport, France – Fr. Jean-Baptiste Duverneuil (b. 1737 at Limoges) in religion Fr. Leonard; Fr. Michael-Louis Brulard (b. 1758 at Chartres); and Fr. Jacques Gagnot (b. 1753 at Frolois) in religion Fr. Hubert of St. Claude; were among a group of 64 martyrs, beatified October 1, 1995, victims of the French Revolution who… Read More…

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August 17th – Angelus Augustine Mazzinghi

Bl. Angelus Augustine Mazzinghi
(c.1377 – 1438)
Priest
August 17th

Angelus Augustine Mazzinghi

Angelus was one of the first Carmelites to come to Sicily from Mount Carmel. According to trustworthy sources, he was killed by unbelievers in Licata during… Read More…

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August 16 – Bl. Maria Sagrario of St. Aloysious Gonzaga

Maria Sagrario of St. Aloysious Gonzaga

Bl. Maria Sagrario of St. Aloysious Gonzaga
(1881-1936)
Virgin/Martyr
August 16th

 Blessed Maria Sagrario was born at Lillo (Toledo) on January 8, 1881. A pharmacist by trade, she was one of the first women in Spain to be admitted to… Read More…

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