Who was the nun who reformed the Carmelite order?
St. Teresa of Avila, whose name in religion was Mother Teresa of Jesus originally was vowed in the Carmelite Order in Spain. She received permission from her Bishop, and eventually from Rome to found a Carmelite Order known as the Discalced Carmelites (unshod - they were sandals instead of shoes) otherwise known as the Observance of the Primitive Rule of the Carmelites. She wrote several books, mostly on Prayer and the Spiritual Life at the command of her spiritual director, they have been best sellers now for almost five hundred years: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Teresa+of+Avila
Catholic Answer St. Teresa of Avila, whose name in religion was Mother Teresa of Jesus originally was vowed in the Carmelite Order in Spain. She received permission from her Bishop, and eventually from Rome to found a Carmelite Order known as the Discalced Carmelites (unshod - they were sandals instead of shoes) otherwise known as the Observance of the Primitive Rule of the Carmelites. She wrote several books, mostly on Prayer and the Spiritual Life at the command of her spiritual director, they have been best sellers now for almost five hundred years: Books by St. Teresa of Avila.
That was St. Teresa of Avila. She was the friend of St. John of the Cross.
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I have never heard of this designation. There are such things as honorary members of ,say the American Legion(who are not,strictly speaking War Vets), and honorary members of …some organizations such as the UN, I cannot imagine a rigorously formal Religious order having any (fellow travelers) or honorary members. One branch of the Carmelite is discalced, that is walking around barefoot is part of their religious regimen, i cannot imagine any civil type doing this, outside the Cloisterered environment. Okaykt ere are Honorary members of say,t he American Legion, maybe even some Police Agencies, but not the Carmelite order, at least to the best of my knowledge. This writer used to write articles published in several religious mags, so I knwo what i am talking about. as far as I know, No! No HOnorary Nuns, and certainly not among the carmelites.
It was Ss John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila.
The Carmelites are a religious order. For more information, see Related Links.
The Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (the "Carmelites") was founded in Palestine by St. Berthold about 1145 A.D. The original rule, set down in 1209 A.D. by the Latin Patriar…ch of Jerusalem, Albert of Vercelli (1149-1214), was very severe prescribing absolute poverty, total abstinence from meat, and solitude. After the Crusades, the Englishman St. Simon Stock (d. 1265) reorganized the Carmelites as mendicant friars. The laxity of the sixteenth century brought reforms among the women under St. Teresa of Avila (1515-82) and the men under St. John of the Cross (1542-91). This created the independent branches of the order, know today as the Discalced Carmelites (which means unshod, following the Teresian reform.
Saint Teresa of Avila
There are two: St. Teresa of Avila and St. Therese of Lisieux.
St. Teresa of Avila
St. Teresa of Avila became a Carmelite nun on Nov. 2, 1535, at the age of 20. St. Theresa of Lisieux, the Little Flower, became a Carmelite nun on April 9, 1888, at the age of… 15.
no - the remaining Carmelite convents are enclosed and the nuns do not work outside of the convent itself
St teresa of lisieux
St teresa of avila
Today there are 12,000 Carmelite nuns worldwide. But that is all I know of i am not sure about the monks.
Saint Bertold has traditionally been associated with the founding of the order.
There are two Orders of Friars (Carmelite priests), the Order ofCarmelites which was founded in 1209 and the Discaled Carmeliteswhich where founded by St. Teresa of Avila and …St. John of theCross in the 16th century during the Catholic Reform. There arethree branches to each, priests, nuns, and seculars (third Order).
Traditionally, and many contemporary convents of Carmelites wear a brown habit with a white wimple and black veil. They wear a cape over the entire thing when they are in choi…r, although there are some "modern" nuns who have modified their habits, or done away with them altogether. For the most part, the nuns with no habits are dying out, and the only orders that are surviving and growing are wearing habits.
In Authors, Poets, and Playwrights
Carmelite Nun. has written: 'Each hour remains' 'Our eternal vocation' 'Catch us those little foxes'