Canonization – Saint Mary of Jesus Crucifed

May 17th, 2015 by Gabriel McAuliffe


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From the Carmelite Proper, courtesy of the Discalced Carmelites of Canada:

Blessed Mary of Jesus Crucified was born of the Baouardy family, Catholics of the Greek Melchite Rite, at Abellin in Galilee in 1846. In 1867 she entered the Discalced Carmelites at Pau in France and was sent with the founding group to the Carmel of Mangalore in India where, in 1870, she made her profession. She returned to France in 1872. In 1875 she went to the Holy Land where she built a monastery in Bethlehem and began planning for another at Nazareth. Noted for her supernatural gifts, especially for humility, for her devotion to the Holy Spirit, and her great love for the Church and the Pope, she died at Bethlehem in 1878.

From the Carmelites of the Holy Land:

Vatican Radio:  Homily for Mass and Canonization

Holy See:  Booklet for Mass and Canonization

The Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem has just published an academic paper prepared by the Carmelites of Bethlehem and Haifa to celebrate the canonization of Blessed Mariam Baouardy.

In biographical sketches, excerpts from her ecstasies, contemporary testimonies, and more, the Carmelites present this paper as a first encounter with Sister Mary of Jesus Crucified.


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