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BLESSED ANNE OF SAINT BARTHOLOMEW 1549 – 1626 Beatified 1917
Her Feast Day June 7
Anne was born in Almendral, a village in Castile, Spain in October 1549. She was the youngest of seven children born to Ferdinand García and Maria Mancanas, who were landowning farmers. They were a very devout couple who took their children to daily Mass and said family prayers each day. Anne was baptised on the day of her birth. Ferdinand García confided the spiritual care of his children to a priest who gave them a daily lesson in Christian doctrine. Anne also learnt to read in Spanish but she was not taught to write. Prayer came to her naturally.
Even as a very young child Anne had a great love for Jesus and wanted to please him in all she did; she often felt him very near to her. She liked to talk to Our Lady, St. Joseph and the Saints and every day she asked them to keep her free from sin, but she also enjoyed playing with other little girls and was especially close to her cousin Francesca García, a girl of her own age, who also became a Carmelite.
Congratulations to Sr. Cora Marie who made her Solemn Profession at Loughrea Carmel on October 1, Feast of St. Therese. We wish her every blessing in the years ahead.
Congratulations to Sr. Eleanor of New Ross Carmel, who made her First Profession on August 15 We wish her well on her Carmelite journey