Center for Carmelite Studies

400th Anniversary of the Canonization of St Teresa of Avila

Letter to the Order on the Occasion of the Fourth Centenary of the Canonization of St. Teresa of Jesus – Prior General Míceál O’Neil, O.Carm.
Dear brothers and sisters, I believe we are living through a moment of great grace in our Order. The news that Titus Brandsma will be canonized very soon has moved hearts and minds in every Carmelite community. The next few weeks will be filled with the life and thoughts of this very saintly man. As I write this letter, I am conscious of a part of the life and thinking of Titus Brandsma that enriches the Carmelite Family in a very notable way, namely, his great interest in the life, experience, and writings of St. Teresa of Jesus…

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