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medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture

--- Phyllis Jestice <[log in to unmask]> wrote: >
medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and
> culture
> 
> Elijah (also Orthodox) (9th cent. BCE)  The prophet.
> 
Although the Catholic Church does not usually think in terms of Old
Testament saints, there is great veneration for the prophet Elijah
among the Calced Carmelites.

For those who are unfamiliar with the distinction, the Calced
Carmelites are the original Carmelites, tracing their origin to hermits
found on Mount Carmel by the crusaders, who in turn claimed descent
from the disciples of the prophet Elijah.

The reformed or Discalced (barefoot) Carmelites were founded by St
Teresa of Ávila and St John of the Cross. If you visit a house of
Discalced Carmelites, you will very likely find pictures or statues of
these two saints; but if you visit a Calced house, you will find a
picture of the prophet Elijah; an easy way to know which kind of
Carmelite you are dealing with, without needing to ask.

Bill.



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