Monthly Archives: July 2011

July 28th – St. Pedro Poveda Castroverde

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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July 28th – Bl. John Soreth

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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July 27th – Bl. Titus Brandsma

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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July 26th – Sts. Joachim and Anne

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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July 24th – Maria Mercedes Prat

Bl. Maria Mercedes Prat – (1880-1936) Virgin and Martyr July 24th Mercedes Prat was born on March 6th, 1880, in Barcelona. From her childhood she gave herself completely to God, whom she received every day in Communion. She displayed a … Continue reading

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

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 Mexico…   … Continue reading

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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)

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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July 16th – Solemn Commemoration of 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

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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