Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Blessed Bartholomew Fanti, Carmelite Priest

Bartholomew Fanti was born in Mantua: the year is unknown, but in 1452 he was already a Carmelite priest of the Congregation of Mantua. For thirty-five years at the Order’s Church in Mantua he was spiritual father and rector of the Confraternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, for which he composed a Rule and Statutes. He is especially remembered for his love of the Eucharist. He died in 1495.

Lord God,
you made Blessed Bartholomew Fanti
outstanding in his zeal for devotion to the Eucharist
and to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
May we experience in this regard
the same fullness of spirit that was his.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord.

Scripture Readings
Ezeckiel 34:11-16; Gospel - John 15:9-17.

Peace be with you!
Rosemarie, ocds


Patricia said...

Rosemarie, your blog is beautiful! I too am an OCDS..Oklahoma province. I will be visiting here often, and will tell my Carmelite readers about your blog.

Thank you for sharing so much of the beauty of our Order, and our vocation.

Blessings always,

Rosemarie said...


It's so good to meet you! Thank you for the kind remarks. I'm glad SS has been a blessing to you. Hopefully, I'll have more time to write--so busy lately! Have you checked out the older posts--Stained Glass scapulars? You may find that helpful as well.
Let's pray for each other!
In Carmel,
Rosemarie of the Hearts of Jesus & Mary, ocds