July 17 – Optional Memorial of Blessed Teresa of St. Augustine and Companions, Virgins and Martyrs

July 16th, 2024 by Gabriel McAuliffe

You may find the Carmelite Proper Offices for the Memorial of Blessed Teresa of St. Augustine and Companions, Virgins and Martyrs, courtesy of the Discalced Carmelites of Canada.

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July 16 – Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

July 15th, 2024 by Gabriel McAuliffe

You may find the Carmelite Proper Offices for the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, courtesy of the Discalced Carmelites of Canada.

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July 13 – Memorial of Saint Teresa of Jesus “of Los Andes,” Virgin

July 12th, 2024 by Gabriel McAuliffe

You may find the Carmelite Proper Offices for the Memorial of Saint Teresa of Jesus “of Los Andes,” Virgin, courtesy of the Discalced Carmelites of Canada.

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Remember to Fast and Abstain

July 12th, 2024 by Gabriel McAuliffe

As secular members of the Discalced Carmelite Order, we are asked by the Province of St. Joseph to fast and abstain before the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on July 16 and the Feast of St. Elijah, our spiritual father, on July 20. We may anticipate the day of fast and abstinence such as today on July 12 or any day that is not a Solemnity (such as July 16) or any Sunday, as that is the day of the Lord.

Happy Fast and Happy Feast!

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July 12 – Optional Memorial of Saints Louis and Zelie Martin

July 11th, 2024 by Gabriel McAuliffe

You may find information for the optional memorial of Saints Louis and Zelie Martin from the Shrine of this wonderful couple and the proper prayer below.

We of the Northern California Region are fortunate to have them as our patrons, which includes Communities and Groups in the following California locations of Auburn, Berkeley, Carmel, Ferndale, Gilroy, Lodi, Modesto, Oakville (2), Red Bluff, Sacramento, San Francisco (2), San Jose (2), San Rafael, and Santa Clara.

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Sts. Louis and Marie Zélie Martin

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O God,
who gave to Blessed Louis and Marie Zélie
the grace to lead a life of holiness
as Christian spouses and parents,
grant that, through their intercession and example
we may be able to love and serve you faithfully
living worthily our own vocation.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever. Amen.

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July 10 – Optional Memorial of St. Henry

July 10th, 2024 by Gabriel McAuliffe

The new Proper Calendar of the Order of Discalced Carmelites as of July 16, 2019 shows that the optional memorial of St. Henry may be celebrated today, before the memorial of St. Teresa of Jesus Fernández Solar, Virgin, celebrated on July 13.

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