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The little-known connection between hoops and holiness

Nov 24, 2022

By Kelsey Wicks

The start of basketball season always coincides with Thanksgiving, lending a proper season to be grateful for the American-born sport. Read more

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How can we suffer well? 10 quotes from St. Teresa of Ávila

Oct 15, 2022

By Edie Heipel

Oct. 15, is the feast day of St. Teresa of Ávila, when the Catholic Church remembers the Spanish Carmelite reformer... Read more

Discalced Carmelite sisters from the Mount Carmel Monastery in Port Tobacco, Maryland.

A look into America’s oldest Carmelite monastery

Jul 21, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Nestled in the farmland of Port Tobacco, Maryland stands the oldest Carmelite monastery in America. Founded in 1790, the Mount... Read more

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12 keys to using the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Jul 15, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Blessed Mother is said to have given the scapular to St. Simon Stock on July 16, 1251. Read more

Titus Brandsma as rector magnificus of the Catholic University of Nijmegen in 1932.

Who was Titus Brandsma?

Mar 8, 2022

By Luke Coppen

Pope Francis will canonize the World War II martyr in May. Read more

Blessed Martyrs of Compiègne were guillotined for their faith on July 17, 1794.

Pope Francis opens special process to canonize 16 Carmelite martyrs of the French Revolution

Feb 25, 2022

By Kelsey Wicks

At the request of the bishops of France and the Order of Carmelites Discalced (OCD), Pope Francis agreed on Feb.... Read more

The Martyrs of Compiegne, from the Quidenham Carmel in Norfolk, England. Photograph

Who are the Martyrs of Compiegne?

Jul 17, 2020

On July 17 the Church commemorates 16 French religious sisters who died at the hands of the French Revolution, hastening... Read more

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Philadelphia just got a group of young Carmelite nuns

Aug 8, 2017

By Perry West

The archdiocese of Philadelphia voiced joy and gratitude for 10 young Discalced Carmelite nuns and a new chaplain who have... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during the Wednesday General Audience on April 23, 2014.

Pope Francis calls Spanish convent for the second time

Aug 4, 2014

By Elise Harris

Calling a Carmelite convent in Lucena, Spain for the second time since December, Pope Francis contacted the nuns asking them... Read more

Pope Francis rides through St. Peter's Square after Mass on April 28, 2013

Pope leaves voicemail for Carmelite nuns on New Years

Jan 7, 2014

By Elise Harris

On New Year’s Eve, Pope Francis called a community of Carmelite sisters in Lucena, Spain to wish them a happy... Read more

The Virgin Mary Giving the Scapular to St. Simon Stock.

Carmelite monk St. Simon Stock honored May 16

May 13, 2012

On May 16 the Catholic Church remembers Saint Simon Stock, a twelfth- and thirteenth-century Carmelite monk whose vision of the... Read more