Who Is Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa?


Very Rev. Mario Esposito, O.Carm. is a member of Saint Elias Province of the Carmelite Order. He is the current Vice-Postulator to advance the Cause for the Beatification and Canonization of Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa McCrory, Foundress of the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm. The following is first of several series where Father [...]

Who Is Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa?2017-05-23T21:25:24-04:00

Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa- Year of Consecrated Life


By Father Mario Esposito, O.Carm. Vice-Postulator During the month of January, as we keep our annual commemoration of the birth into life and eternal life of Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa, O.Carm., it seems opportune to spend a few minutes reflecting on the Venerable as a Consecrated Woman of the Church. The Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and [...]

Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa- Year of Consecrated Life2016-11-11T16:39:27-05:00

Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity


By Sr. Helena of Mary Feast Day:  November 8 The Carmelite Order celebrates the feast of Blessed 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 [...]

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Martyrs of Compiegne


Thérèse of St. Augustine and Companions By Leopold Glueckert, O. Carm. During the most violent phase of the French Revolution, the so-called Reign of Terror, an estimated 40,000 people lost their lives at the guillotine.  A disproportionate number of those were religious sisters and brothers, priests, bishops, and dedicated lay Christians.  This sad episode took [...]

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Brocard, the Unknown Carmelite


(to whom the Carmelite Rule was addressed) by Father Leopold Gluckert, O. Carm. How does one write a biography of someone whose known data consists of no more than his initial? The “Brother B” to whom the Carmelite Rule is directed remains shrouded in the mystery of the ages, even though some fanciful stories developed [...]

Brocard, the Unknown Carmelite2016-11-11T16:39:42-05:00

Andrew Corsini


by Father Leopold Gluckert, O.Carm. In the context of the Middle Ages, Andrew Corsini stands out as one who was ahead of his time as a church reformer and a saintly example of what a leader should.  In the calamitous 14th century, bishops tended to comport themselves like feudal nobility, commanding armies and administering their dioceses like [...]

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Angelo Paoli


by Father Leopold Gluckert, O.Carm. In a world known for its callous disregard for the poor and downtrodden, the example of Angelo Paoli is a refreshing breath of air.  Angelo cared so well for his unfortunate brothers and sisters that he was known as “Father Charity” or “Father of the Poor.”  Fortunately, he did more [...]

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Blessed John Soreth (1394-1471)


[pdf version] by Leopold Gluckert, O.Carm. John Soreth is a Prior General who dramatically changed Carmelite life for the better.  Some even credit his reforms for enabling the Carmelite Order to survive the spiritual earthquake of the Reformation.  John was born near Caen in Normandy in 1394.  He entered the Carmelites in that city, and [...]

Blessed John Soreth (1394-1471)2016-11-11T16:39:43-05:00

Saint Peter Thomas (1305-66)


by Leopold Gluckert, O. Carm In a world like our own, where factionalism and deep religious and political divisions poison our relationships, a saint like Peter Thomas is like a breath of fresh air.  His life as a devout Carmelite and a diplomatic healer and trouble-shooter reminds us that reconciliation and common ground are always [...]

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