The canonisation of Blessed Mary of Jesus Crucified

Those of you who joined us for the Holy Hour on 12th January to pray for peace and security for our brothers and sisters in the Holy Land will be interested to know that on Sunday 17th May “The Little Arab” Blessed Mariam Baouardy was canonized in Rome.

Blessed Mary of Jesus Crucified Baouardy was born Maria Baouardy in Abellin, a village in Upper Galilee, near Nazareth, in 1846 of Arab parents. She was baptized in the Melchite Greek Catholic Church. From early youth she experienced many sufferings together with extraordinary mystic phenomena. In France, she entered the Carmel of Pau. She was sent to India to found new Carmel’s, and then to Bethlehem, where she died in 1878. She was beatified by St John Paul II in 1983.

Links that may be of interest:

A YouTube Video made by the Carmelite Nuns in Bethlehem:
Carmelite Sisters of Ireland:
Carmelites Sisters in the Holy Land: