Monthly Archives: July 2010

Bl. John Soreth – July 28th

Bl. John Soreth – (1394-1471) – Priest John Soreth was born near Caen in Normandy in 1394 and entered the Carmelite house there as a young man. Ordained priest around 1417, he became a doctor of theology in Paris in … Continue reading

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St. Pedro Poveda Castroverde – July 28th

St. Pedro Poveda Castroverde – (1874-1936) – Priest and Martyr Born December 3rd, 1874 at Linares, Spain and raised in a pious family, he felt an early call to the priesthood. He entered the seminary in Jaen in 1889, then … Continue reading

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Bl. Titus Brandsma – July 27th

Bl. Titus Brandsma – (1881-1942) – Priest and Martyr Born in the Frisian city of Bolsward (The Netherlands), February 23rd in 1881, Bl. Titus Brandsma joined the Carmelites while still young and was ordained priest in 1905…      more… .

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Sts. Joachim and Anne – July 26th

Sts. Joachim and Anne – Parents of the Virgin Mary and Protectors of our Order An old tradition going back to the second century gives these names to the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The veneration of St Anne dates … Continue reading

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Bl. Martyrs of Guadalajara -and- Bl. Maria Mercedes Prat – July 24th

  Bls. Maria Pilar, Teresa and Maria Angeles (Martyrs of Guadalajara Spain)  (d.1936) – Virgins Discalced Carmelite nuns of the Monastery of Guadalajara, Spain, were executed for the faith on July 24th 1936, during the opression of the Church in … Continue reading

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St. Elijah – July 20th

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

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 … Continue reading

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

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

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 … Continue reading

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Bl. Louis & Zelie Martin – July 12th

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 … Continue reading

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