Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

September 1: SAINT TERESA MARGARET OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS – Virgin

September 1 SAINT TERESA MARGARET OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS- Virgin Teresa Margaret belonged to the noble family of Redi, and was born in the Tuscan city of Arezzo in 1747. She entered the Discalced Carmelite monastery at Florence on September 1, 1764. She was granted a special grace of contemplative insight based on Saint John’s phrase God is love, through which she felt called to a hidden life of love and self-sacrifice. She progressed rapidly, fulfilling her vocation through…

Friday, 26th August: SAINT TERESA OF AVILA’S TRANSVERBERATION.

On this day Discalced Carmelites celebrate the feast of the Transverberation  of St. Teresa of Avila, Virgin, and Reformer of the Carmelite Order. “The chief among Teresa’s virtues was the love of God, which our Lord Jesus Christ increased by means of many visions and revelations. He made her his spouse on one occasion. At other times she saw an angel with a flaming dart piercing her heart. Through these heavenly gifts the flame of divine love in her heart…

FOUNDATION DAY FOR CARMELITE SISTERS

24th . August the feast of St. Bartholomew is Foundation Day for Carmelite Sisters. On this day in 1562, St. Teresa made her first foundation – St. Joseph’s in Avila Spain. Carmelites all over the world will join in singing the Te Deum in thanksgiving on this day.