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Program of the canonization of Bl. Elisabeth of the Trinity

  • On Saturday 15 October at 20.30 pm in preparation of the solemn canonization, Prayer Vigil in the Basilica of St. Teresa of Avila at Corso d’Italia 37.
  • On Sunday 16 October at 10.15 am the Solemn Eucharistic celebration and canonization at St. Peter’s Square, Rome.

Saint Peter Thomas

Sunday, January 8, 2017
January 8 O.Carm: Feast - OCD: Opt Memorial


Saint Kuriakos Elias Chavara

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
January 3 - Opt Memorial


Saint Kuriakos Elias Chavara, co-founder and first prior general of the congregation of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate, was born at Kainakary in Kerala, India, February 10, 1805. He entered the seminary in 1818, and was ordained priest in 1829.

Titus Brandsma - Letter from Prison to the Prior


Letters from Prison Kleve, May 28, 1942

Dear Father Prior, etc.,

At the beginning of May you will have been expecting a letter from Amersfoort, because there I would have been allowed to write again on May 1st, but a few days before, on April 28, I was suddenly taken back to Scheveningen. There one writes every three weeks, but one has to be there at least three weeks before one is allowed to write.

St. Therese and Mother Teresa: The Little Way


Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta chose the name of “Teresa” because she was inspired by St. Therese of Lisieux’s capability to do ordinary things with extraordinary love. Both of these women are beautiful examples about how we are used as instruments of God’s love.

A Miracle Story for a Priest with Great Faith

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by Linda Reeves 

BOCA RATON | Retired Carmelite Father Michael Driscoll of St. Jude Parish became emotional when he shared his near-death story, but smiled from ear to ear when he talked about his extraordinary healing, which he credits to prayer and the help of a man, who today, needs a miracle of his own.

Albert of Trapani


Leopold Glueckert

Albert is probably the earliest canonized saint in the very long list of Carmelite saints and blesseds. He has long been considered one of the model patrons of the Order, as well as patron of the Carmelite schools.

Humble Servants: The Canonization of Louis and Zélie Martin

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Fr. Carl Markelz, O.Carm.

On Sunday October 18, 2015, Pope Francis presided at Mass in St. Peter’s Square which included the Rite of Canonization. Earlier this year, on June 27, 2015, at the Ordinary Consistory in the Vatican, the Pope approved the canonization of Louis Martin and his wife Zélie.

Teresa attributed her miraculous cure to Saint Joseph


Devotion to St. Joseph was a hallmark of St. Teresa of Avila.  Teresa attributed her miraculous cure to Saint Joseph.  When she was living in the Incarnation Convent in Avila, she was struck with an ailment that left her half-dead.

Lesson in Love from St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

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Angela Miceli Stout

These last weeks have revealed, with increasing ardor, a horror in our nation. The undercover videos showing top Planned Parenthood doctors discussing the sale of aborted baby parts for experimentation

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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." 


by Dr. Radut