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Monday, 27 October 2014 12:25

Carmelites worldwide honour founder

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carmelites-brisbaneBrisbane’s discalced Carmelite community of contemplative women remembered the 500th birthday of their order’s founder, St Teresa of Avila, last week.

This October commences the 500th anniversary year since the Spanish foundress of the reformed, or discalced, Carmelites was born.

Discalced Carmelite friar, Father Greg Burke, from the Varoville community, celebrated a thanksgiving Mass on October 19.

Fr Burke said the next year was a time to thank God for inspiring St Teresa of Avila’s boldness and courage in starting what was then seen as a revolutionary move in the Church in the 1500s.

 

Read the article in full and view the photo gallery in the story first published in the 26 October 2014 edition of The Catholic Leader.

Read more about the Discalced Carmelites of the Australia- Oceania Region.

Edited photo courtesy of The Catholic Leader, the official newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane.