The History of Leith

December 10, 2007

The Order of the Brothers of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel or Carmelites

The Order of the Brothers of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel or Carmelites (sometimes simply Carmel by synecdoche; Latin: Ordo fratrum Beatæ Virginis Mariæ de monte Carmelo) is a Roman Catholic religious order founded in the 12th century on Mount Carmel, whence the order receives its name. Saint Bertold has traditionally been associated with the founding of the order, but few clear records of early Carmelite history have survived and so this remains a matter of conjecture. for more click here

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