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Blessed John Soreth

28 July 2019

Priest (Optional Memory)

John Soreth was born at Caen in Normandy (France) in 1394. He entered Carmel in his youth, and in due course took the degree of Master in Theology at Paris, where he became Regent of Studies. He later became Provincial. He was Prior General of the Order from 1451 until his death at Angers (France) in 1471. He restored an encouraged religious observance, wrote a well-known commentry on the Rule, issued revised Constitutions in 1462, and supported and promoted the foundation of communities of nuns in the Order.