A New Carmelite Saint


With great joy we announce to you the canonization of our sister, Bl. Mary of Jesus Crucified, Mariam Baouardy (1846-1878) which was held on May 17, 2015. Pope Francis canonized her in Rome.

Born in Galilee, Mariam lived in Egypt, Lebanon, France, India and completed her short life in Bethlehem. She is a bridge between the Christians of the East and of the West, and she invites us to live more intensely the Communion of Saints in the breath of the Holy Spirit.

“In her, everything speaks to us of Jesus” said Saint John Paul II. We are pleased that this “flower of the Holy Land” is given as an example to the Universal Church and particularly to the Middle East. It is a great joy and a sign of hope amidst the great turmoil which we witness in our world today.

This canonization took place in this year of the Consecrated Life and the 5th centenary of the Birth of St. Teresa of Jesus, Mother of the Discalced Carmelites. Bl. Mary of Jesus Crucified, worthy daughter of La Madre Teresa, became the first Carmelite saint of the Middle East.

We share our joy with the whole Carmelite Family, friends of Carmel, the Churches of the Middle East and all those who feel touched by her witness and message.

1. Click here for more information about her life.

2. More information about Bl. Mary of Jesus Crucified

3. Words of Wisdom from Bl. Mary of Jesus Crucified
















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Monastery of Mary, Mother of Grace Front View of the Monastery St. Michael the Archangel Receive our Prayer Chapel Tower Community Cemetery To our beloved Sisters who have gone before us. . . Sacred Heart Statue