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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Order of Discalced Carmelites

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Its mother-house is in Rome and is established in Spain, Italy, England, Ireland, Portugal, France, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Yugoslavia, Malta, Palestine, Syria, Mount Lebanon, Mesopotamia, Persia, British India (in the Kingdoms of Travancore and Cochin), Egypt, the United States, Cuba, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina, and Bolivia. Although the principal end of the Order is the contemplative life, it has an active side as well and undertakes missionary work with great success. Its houses, especially in many parts of America, are centers of apostolic life; and it has foreign, or Apostolic, missions in Uraba, Colombia, with one Prefect Apostolic, in Syria, Mesopotamia, Persia, and especially in British India, comprising the Archdiocese of Verapoly, and the Diocese of Quilon, where it has under its care two preparatory seminaries, and the great central Apostolic Seminary of Puthempally for the indigenous clergy; and, in addition to these, several hospitals, and orphanages, as well as 308 grammar schools, 2 normal schools, 40 high schools, 27 middle schooIs. Among the many Saints of the Order, the most renowned are Saint Teresa of Jesus, considered as tbe world's greatest woman writer, Saint John of the Cross, mystical Doctor of the Churcb, and tbe most exquisite of all the great Spanish poets, and the world-renowned Saint Teresa of the Cbild Jesus, commonly known as the "Little Flower."

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Entry for 'Order of Discalced Carmelites'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. 1910.

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