by Linda Frasier, O.C.D.S When St Teresa of Avila established her foundations of the Carmelite reform, there were three virtues which she insisted be faithfully lived as part of her communities: love of neighbor, detachment from created things and humility. While Teresa considered each of these virtues essential, for Teresa the virtue of humility [...]
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by Sister Helena of Mary, O.Carm. The Carmelite Order celebrates the feast of Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity on November 8th. Elizabeth was a beautiful soul who tasted the delights of contemplating God in the depths of her soul and invites us to do the same. She was born July 18, 1880 in a military [...]
A native Californian, Theresa Thomas has also lived in Alabama and Germany. She completed her bachelor’s at UC Berkeley (1972) and her J.D. at the University of San Francisco (1978). After a year’s clerkship, she worked as a staff attorney for the state of California, first for the Fair Employment and Housing Commission and later [...]
Lina Elsa Turoci (Elsie) was born and raised in Puerto Rico moving to New York after marrying John Turoci in 1981. Elsie studied at the University of Puerto Rico, Bayamon Campus, earning an Associate Degree in Arts. Later Elsie completed training at The Berkley School in White Plains (now Berkley College) earning an Executive Secretary [...]
I was born in Albert Lea, MN a smaller city located near the Iowa border. I graduated from high school in 1978 moved to the Minneapolis Area and began a 30 year career working in health care 20 years as a nursing assistant and 10 years at Hennepin County Medical Center as an Office Specialist. [...]