How To Be A True Discalced Carmelite

The Queen of Heaven has practised the deepest humility, the most sincere obedience, the most inexhaustible patience, the greatest meekness, the most ardent charity, no one can be a true Discalced Carmelite except he who endeavours to acquire similar virtues. The humble Virgin cannot count among her favourite children a haughty person, nor the obedient […]

What is A Carmelite

Carmelite, one of the four great mendicant orders (those orders whose corporate as well as personal poverty made it necessary for them to beg for alms) of the Roman Catholic Church, dating to the Middle Ages. The origin of the order can be traced to Mount Carmel in northwestern Israel, where a number of devout […]

Story of St. Teresa of Avila

St. Teresa of Ávila, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus, original name Teresa de Cepeda y Ahumada, (born March 28, 1515, Ávila, Spain—died October 4, 1582, Alba de Tormes; canonized 1622; feast day October 15), Spanish nun, one of the great mystics and religious women of the Roman Catholic Church, and author of spiritual classics. […]