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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