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Saint Elijah

20 July 2019

Prophet (Feast)

Scripture presents the prophet Elijah as a man of God, walking continually in Gods presence and fiercely defending the worship of the one true God. He stood up for Gods rights in a solemn contest on Mount Carmel. Later on Mount Horeb he was granted an intimate experience of the living God. The hermits who instituted a form of monastic life in honour of Our Lady on Mount Carmel in the twelfth century, followed monastic tradition in turning also to Elijah as their model.