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Gerard of Nazareth, John Bale and the origins of the Carmelite Order.

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Journal publication date04/1995
JournalThe Journal of Ecclesiastical History
Journal number2
Volume46
Number of pages23
Pages214-236
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Describing the general condition of the Latin Church in Outremer in the 1220s, Jacques de Vitry enumerated, as examples of those who had chosen the religious life, the hermits of Mt Carmel: Others, following the example and imitation of the holy solitary Elijah the Prophet, live on Mt Carmel, especially on the part which overlooks the city of Porphyria, which today is called Cayphas [Haifa], near the spring which is called the spring of Elijah, and not far from the monastery of the Blessed Virgin Margaret. They lead a solitary life in small cells as in a hive; like the bees of the Lord they gather the honey of spiritual sweetness.

Bibliographic note

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=ECH The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 46 (2), pp 214-236 1995, © 1995 Cambridge University Press.