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16 May 2023
16 May 2023 - Saint Simon Stock
Carmelite (Optional Memory)
Simon, an Englishman, died at Bordeaux in mid-thirteenth century. He has been venerated in the Carmelite Order for his personal holiness and his devotion to our Lady. A liturgical celebration in his honour was observed locally in the fifteenth century, and later extended to the whole Order.
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22 May 2023
22 May 2023 - Saint Joachina de Vedruna
Sister (Optional Memory)
Joachina was born in Barcelona in 1783. In 1799 she married Theodore de Mas, by whom she had nine children. Her husband died in 1816; and in 1826 she was moved by the Holy Spirit to found the Congregation of the Carmelite Sisters of Charity, which spread throughout Catalonia, maintaining many houses for the care of the sick and the education of children, especially the poor. She loved to contemplate the mystery of the Holy Trinity, and this devotion characterized her life of prayer, mortification, detachment, humility and charity. She died at Vich in 1854.
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25 May 2023
25 May 2023 - Saint Mary Magdalen De Pazzi
Born in Florence in the year 1566. After a pious upbringing she entered the Carmelites where she led a hidden life of prayer and self-denail. She prayed especiallly for the reform of the Church. She was endowed by God with many spiritual gifts and directed her fellow sisters along the road of perfection. She died in the year 1607.
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29 May 2023
29 May 2023 - Blessed Elia of St Clement
Born Janury 17 1901 in Bari, Italy. Given the name Teodora at her baptism. She received a good religious education. She was professed in the Dominican Third Order in 1915. She had a great devotion to the eucharist and prayer, which she practised together with a group of friends. She liked to read the lives of the saints, particularly the life of St Therese of Lisieux (The Story of a Soul). She entered St Josephs Carmel, Bari, in 1920 when she took the name Elia of St Clement. She lived a life of observance and piety, taking as her teachers St Teresa and St Therese. She died on Christmas Day 1927 at midnight
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