Bl. 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 with the founding group to the Carmel of Mangalore in India where, in 1870, she made her profession. She returned to France in 1872. In 1875 she went to the Holy Land where she built a monastery in Bethlehem and began planning for another at Nazareth.
Noted for her supernatural gifts, especially for humility, for her devotion to the Holy Spirit, and her great love for the Church and the Pope, she died at Bethlehem onAugust 26, 1878 of gangrene following an injury received at the construction site of the Bethlehem monastery.
She was beatified on November 13, 1983 by Pope John Paul II. Canonization is pending.
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