ACI Prensa Staff, Jul 18, 2023 / 16:30 pm
A 21-year-old Carmelite friar who had been admitted to a Carmel in Spain “in articulo mortis” (at the point of death) died July 15, the eve of the feast day of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.
“We inform you that this morning in the Carmelite Convent of St. Andrew in Salamanca, Friar Pablo María de la Cruz Alonso Hidalgo has given his life to the Father,” prior provincial Friar Salvador Villota Herrero said in a statement.
“‘I am the Resurrection and the Life,’ says the Lord. Those who have died with Christ, our Love and our Hope, will rise with him,” Villota wrote.
Alsono was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, when he was 16 years old, but he still felt the call to religious life, reported the Spanish news outlet La Gaceta de Salamanca.