Sister Sarah Rayah (=Beloved) of God is 34 years old and she originally hails from Guam.
She joined the Carmelite Monastery of Morristown New Jersey ten years ago. Experiencing the beauty of community life and the joy of leading a prayerful life in Carmel, she will now make her solemn profession at Saint Teresa Church in Cospicua. This Church is the oldest Discalced Carmelite Church in Malta.
Two lesser known saints in Carmel. If you rae interested in reading, you may want to have a look at these two books.
The author is Fr. Timothy Tierney OCD.
The title is St. Raphael Kalinowski Apprenticed to Sainthood in
Fr. Tierney is also the author of a
great book on Ven. Hermann Cohen OCD titled A Life of Hermann Cohen
From Franz Liszt to John of the Cross.
They are quite...
Raphael Kalinowski was born to Polish parents in the city of Vilnius in 1835. Following military service, he was condemned in 1864 to ten years of forced labor in Siberia. In 1877 he became a Discalced Carmelite and was ordained a priest in 1882. He contributed greatly to the restoration of the Discalced Carmelites in Poland. His life was distinguished by zeal for Church unity and by his unflagging...
Feast Day November 13
Born 15 May 1825 in Montevarchi, Arezzo, Italy as Maria Scrilli
Died 14 November 1889 in Florence, Italy of natural causes
Venerated 20 December 2003 by Pope John Paul II
Beatified 8 October 2006 by Pope Benedict XVI. Recognition celebrated by Cardinal José Saraiva Martins at the Roman Amphitheater, Fiesole, Italy
Memorial : 13 November
An unknown illness kept...
All Carmelite Saints
The whole family of Carmel in the homeland, with Mary its mother at its head, is the reason for our joy and praise to the Father on this day. We recall our brothers and sisters who once dedicated their lives to continual prayer on earth and now share in the worship of heaven. We unite ourselves spiritually to their glory, all the while journeying along the paths...
An ancient saying in the Carmelite Order states: Carmelus totus Marianus est, that is, "Carmel is totally Marian."
The Holy Virgin permeates our whole life by her living presence in the midst of our brotherhood.
"She is truly their life, their sweetness, and their hope; their source of kindliness, their sister, their friend, their dove, their immaculate one, the love of their hearts. Indeed,...