The latest news from the Carmelite Order and from the Bay Area Region.
Also included are details about two electronic newsletters for Lay Carmelites: the Lay Carmelite e-Bulletin, published by the Order, and the Carmelite Review, a quarterly newsletter published by the Carmelite Media Office of the Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary.
Pope Francis canonized two nuns from what was 19th century Palestine on Sunday in hopes of encouraging Christians across the Middle East who are facing a wave of persecution from Islamic extremists. Carmelite sister Mariam Bawardy (the little Arab) was among four nuns who were made saints.
The members of the General Commission for Carmelite Laity and Youth met in Rome from April 24 – April 27, 2015 for the second time since being appointed. They met under the guidance of Fr. Raul Maraví, O. Carm., General Councilor.