Monthly Archives: May 2011

May 29th – Bl. Elisha of St. Clement – (1901 – 1927) – Virgin

Bl. Elisha of St. Clement – (1901 – 1927) Virgin Feast Day – May 29th Born in Bari, Italy on January 17, 1901 to deeply devout parents; the third of nine children, four of which died in infancy. At her … Continue reading

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May 25th – St. Mary Magdalene de’Pazzi – (1566-1607) – Virgin/Mystic

St. Mary Magdalene de’Pazzi – (1566-1607) Virgin/Mystic Feast Day – May 25th Born April 2, 1566 in Florence, she had a religious upbringing. A devout child, she received First Communion at the age of ten, and shortly afterwards vowed her … Continue reading

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May 22nd – St. Joaquina Verunda de Mas (1783-1854) – Religious

St. Joaquina Verunda de Mas (1783-1854) Religious Feast Day – May 22nd     Joaquina was born from a noble family on April 16, 1783 in Barcelona Spain. When she was 12, she expressed a desire to become a Carmelite nun. … Continue reading

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May 16th – St. Simon Stock (c1165-1265) – Sixth General of the Carmelite Order

St. Simon Stock (c1165-1265) Sixth General of the Carmelite Order Feast Day – May 16th Born in approximately 1165 in Aylesford, Kent, England. Little is known of his early life. All that is certain is that he was elected the … Continue reading

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May 9th – St. George Preca (1889-1962) – Priest, Third Order Carmelite

St. George Preca (1889-1962) Priest, Third Order Carmelite Feast Day – May 9th Born February 12, 1880 in Valletta on the Island of Malta. He was the seventh child in a middle-class family of nine. His childhood was normal. Feeling … Continue reading

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May 8th – Bl. Aloysius Rabata (c1443-1490) – Priest

Bl. Aloysius Rabata (c1443-1490) – Priest Feast Day – May 8th Biography – Bl. Aloysius Rabata Born at Erice, near Trapani, Sicily, probably in 1443, Bl. Aloysius Rabatà entered the Order of Carmel at the Annunziata convent in Trapani at … Continue reading

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May 5th – St. Angelus of Jerusalem – (1185 – 1220) – Priest and Martyr

St. Angelus of Jerusalem – (1185 – 1220) Priest and Martyr Feast Day – May 5th Biography – St. Angelus of Jerusalem A priest and martyr born to Jewish parents in Jerusalem. His parents converted to Christianity after a vision … Continue reading

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May 1st – Beatification of Pope John Paul II

  On Sunday 1st May 2011 the Venerable Karol Wojtyła – better known as Pope John Paul II – was beatified in a ceremony at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. In various ways Carmelites too can celebrate his life and … Continue reading

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Sorry for the Delay in the April posts…

I thought I had all the April posts of the Feast Days scheduled to post automatically.  Unfortunately, I did something wrong and they did not post when they should have.  They are all posted below now.  My apologies!!

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