In 1562, in a small house outside the walled city of Avila, Spain,

St. Teresa of Jesus founded the Carmel of San José. Here was born the Order of the Discalced Carmelites. The lifestyle she ordained for them flowed from her union with Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She writes: “One day after Communion, His Majesty earnestly commanded me to strive for this new monastery with all my powers, and He made great promises that it would be founded and that He would be highly served in it. He said it should be called San José, and that this saint would keep watch over us at one door, and Our Lady at the other, that … Read More >