Saturday, February 21, 2015

UPCOMING CARMELITE CANONIZATION



NEWS OF GREAT JOY FROM THE TERESIAN HOUSE OF CARMEL IN ROME:

The Carmelite Sisters of the Holy Land-Blessed Mary of Jesus Crucified, Mariam Baouardy (1846-1878) will be canonized May 17, 2015 in Rome.

Born in Galilee, Mariam lived in Egypt, Lebanon, France, India and completed her short life in Bethlehem. She is a bridge between the Christians of the East and of the West, and she invites us to live more intensely the Communion of Saints in the breath of the Holy Spirit.

"In her, everything speaks to us of Jesus" said Saint John Paul II. We are pleased that the flower of the Holy Land is given as an example to the Universal Church and particularly to the Middle East. It is a great joy, a sign of hope and support for Eastern Christians!


The canonization will take place in this year of the Consecrated Life and the fifth centenary of the birth of St. Teresa of Avila, the Carmelite reformer. Mariam, worthy daughter of St. Teresa, became the first Carmelite saint of the Middle East.

We share our joy with the whole Carmelite family, friends of Carmel, the Churches of the Middle East and all those who feel touched by the witness and message of Mariam.






Peace be with you!
Rosemarie of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, ocds

1 comment:

gichontree said...

Great post. What a mystic! We can all learn from this new saint.