June 7: Blessed Ann of Saint Bartholomew


Blessed Ann of Saint Bartholomew, 1549 – 1626

Shepherdess in her youth. Lay Carmelite at age 20 under the direction of Saint Teresa of Avila. Secretary to and close friend of Saint Teresa; Teresa died in Anne’s arms. Worked on the Carmelite reform in France. Prioress at Tours and Pontoise. Founded the Carmelite house in Antwerp in 1612. Wrote poetry, some of which has survived to today. Born: 1 October 1549 at Almeneral, Spain as Anne Garcia Died: 7 June 1626 at Antwerp, Belgium

SOURCE: http://saints.sqpn.com/sainta44.htm

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3 Responses to June 7: Blessed Ann of Saint Bartholomew

  1. redhotrabbit says:

    I’m a lay carmelite. I like your site. Ave Maria

  2. Cityjet says:

    Cityjet…

    [...]June 7: Blessed Ann of Saint Bartholomew « The Black Cordelias[...]…

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