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Images of. St. Nuno De Santa Maria Álvares Pereira

(1360-1431) Nuno Alvares Pereira, founder of the house of Braganza, was born in Cernache do Bonjardim, Portugal, on 24th July 1360. As Constable of the Kingdom of Portugal, he was the general who led the successful war of independence against Spain. He became a national hero and his deeds were commemorated by L. Camoes in the Lustiadas. Following the death of his wife, he joined the Carmelites in 1423 in Lisbon, in the house which he himself had founded for the Carmelites. He asked to become a simple lay brother and took the name of Brother Nuno of Saint Mary. He died in the convent on Easter Sunday, 1st April 1431, having given throughout his life a witness of prayer, penitence, love of the poor and filial devotion to our Lady. His cult was approved in 1918.

• Lisbona (Portogallo), Chiesa del TOC: Presunto ritratto 
• Lisbona (Portogallo), Chiesa del TOC: Presunto ritratto
• Lisbona (Portogallo), Chiesa del TOC: Presunto ritratto
• Incisione (sec. XVIII ?): B. Nuno con quadro della Madonna del Carmine
• Lisbona (Portogallo), Chiesa del TOC: Altare del B. Nuno con statua a grandezza naturale
• Sameiro (Portogallo), Comunità carmelitana: Statua devozionale
• Genova (Italia), Chiesa di S. Agnese e di N. S. del Carmine: Domenico Cresti, detto il Pasignano, Vestizione del B. Nuno.
• Roma (Italia), Centro Int. Sant’Alberto: Vestizione del B. Nuno
• Roma (Italia), Centro Int. Sant’Alberto
• Fatima (Portogallo), Casa Beato Nuno: Altorilievo
• Lisbona (Portogallo), Parrocchia “Santo Condestavel”: Mosaico dell’abside
• Lisbona (?) (Portogallo): Facciata con statua del Beato Nuno
• Lisbona (?) (Portogallo): Facciata con statua del Beato Nuno
• Lisbona (Portogallo): Tomba del Beato Nuno
• Immaginetta devozionale
• Fatima (Portogallo), Casa Beato Nuno: Riproduzione della spada del B. Nuno
• Batalha (Portogallo): Monumento equestre del B. Nuno come Gran Connestabile
• Batalha (Portogallo): Monumento equestre del B. Nuno come Gran Connestabile
• Straubing, Germania: Convento carmelitano
• The Friars, Aylesford, Kent: Ceramica del B. Nuno (Adam Kossowski)
• Chiesa carmelitana, Dublino, Irlanda: Vetrata del B. Nuno


As Carmelites We live our life of allegiance to Jesus Christ and to serve Him faithfully with a pure heart and a clear conscience through a commitment to seek the face of the living God (the contemplative dimension of life), through prayer, through fraternity, and through service (diakonia). These three fundamental elements of the charism are not distinct and unrelated values, but closely interwoven. 

All of these we live under the protection, inspiration and guidance of Mary, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, whom we honor as "our Mother and sister."