Carmelite

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Carmelite of or relating to the Carmelite friars "Carmelite monasteries"
    • n Carmelite a Roman Catholic friar wearing the white cloak of the Carmelite order; mendicant preachers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Carmelite (Eccl. Hist) A friar of a mendicant order (the Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel) established on Mount Carmel, in Syria, in the twelfth century; a White Friar.
    • Carmelite A nun of the Order of Our lady of Mount Carmel.
    • a Carmelite Of or pertaining to the order of Carmelites.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Carmelite A mendicant friar of the order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. This mountain, overlooking the bay of Acre in northwestern Palestine, has been from early times a resort for hermits, and in l156 Berthold, a Calabrian monk, in obedience to a professed revelation from the prophet Elijah, built there a tower and a church and gathered around him about ten companions. From this small beginning arose the Carmelite order. According to an early rule, the monks were to live in separate cells, to abstain from meat, and to observe a strict fast from the Exaltation of the Cross (September 14th) to Easter, Sundays being excepted. Owing to Mohammedan persecutions, the Carmelites abandoned Mount Carmel and established themselves in 1238 in Cyprus and elsewhere. In the sixteenth century St. Theresa, a Spanish lady of noble family, built a convent at Avila and established a discalced or reformed branch of the order, consisting of both monks and nuns, sometimes called barefooted Carmelites. The habit of the order is a cassock, scapular, and hood of brown color, and a white cloak, the hood covering the head and face and having holes for the eyes. In the United States there are convents of the order in the dioceses of Leavenworth, Newark, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, St. Louis, and New Orleans. The three convents last named follow the rule of St. Theresa.
    • n Carmelite [lowercase] A variety of pear.
    • n Carmelite [lowercase] A woolen material similar to beige cloth.
    • Carmelite Belonging to the order of Carmelites.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Carmelite kär′mel-īt a monk of the order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, in Syria, founded there about 1156, made a mendicant order in 1247—the habit brown, with white cloak and scapular, hence the Carmelites were popularly known as the White Friars: a monk or nun of discalced or reformed branch established by St Teresa—the barefooted Carmelites: a variety of pear; a fine woollen stuff like beige.
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Usage

In literature:

It is especially the Dominicans and the Carmelites who are ill-affected towards the new scientific theology.
"Erasmus and the Age of Reformation" by Johan Huizinga
She was a White Carmelite, with a veil over her face instead of a mask.
"Lady Betty Across the Water"
So one became a Carmelite and the other a Jesuit.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great Philosophers, Volume 8" by Elbert Hubbard
These voices of the Carmelites aided Durtal to probe his despair deeply.
"En Route" by J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
Rosalia di Castiglione was dead, and only Sister Maddelena lived, a Carmelite nun, in her place.
"Masterpieces of Mystery, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by Various
There were next the three great Mendicant Orders, Franciscans, Dominicans, and Carmelites.
"The History of London" by Walter Besant
A little way past the great Carmelite Convent I encountered an old man, who showed me the fatal spot.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
The deserted and ancient Carmelite monastery is a feature of this place.
"Aztec Land" by Maturin M. Ballou
The discipline of the Carmelites was rigorous.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
Can you imagine it in a girl who began her novitiate as a Carmelite nun?
"The Crimson Tide" by Robert W. Chambers
One of our best and most beautiful ancestors was a Carmelite nun.
"Angelot" by Eleanor Price
The Carmelites are the most rigid in their requirements of service.
"Famous Firesides of French Canada" by Mary Wilson Alloway
This Guiol, besides her Carmelite daughter at Marseilles, had another, a lay-sister to the Ursulines of Toulon.
"La Sorcière: The Witch of the Middle Ages" by Jules Michelet
On being supplanted in the monarch's favour by Madame de Montespan, she entered the order of Carmelite nuns.
"Weird Tales, Vol. II." by E. T. A. Hoffmann
The church of St. Paul was formerly a Carmelite foundation.
"The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine" by Francis Miltoun
Outside the Carmelite-gate was the house of my uncle, and by the side of it his mill.
"Tales from the German" by Various
The Convent of the Carmelites, in which Josephine was imprisoned, had acquired a fearful celebrity during the Reign of Terror.
"Josephine" by John S. C. Abbott
The massacre of the Carmelites is over.
"Marie Antoinette and the Downfall of Royalty" by Imbert de Saint-Amand
More horrible was the massacre of the priests in the garden of the Carmelites.
"The Red City" by S. Weir Mitchell
So early as the 4th century Christian hermits began to settle here, and in 1207 the Carmelite order was organized.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
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In poetry:

FROM St. Peter's tower the bell had toll'd,
For the Carmelite Monks to pray,
And the holy priest by the altar kneel'd
On the eve of St. Peter's day!
"The Penitent's Confession" by Anne Bannerman

In news:

Anne Neville Blakemore decided to become a nun the first time she set eyes on the Carmelite monastery of Our Lady and St Therese.
During this conversation, Mark and Frances explore what it was that made this young Chilean Carmelite so significant so quickly.
This particular program is a conversation on one of the lesser known, but very important Carmelite Saints, St Teresa of the Andes.
Remember the Carmelites when you are putting up your jams, jellies, or vegetables or making a craft.
Carmelites are one of the great hermitical, or solitary, orders of the Church, along with the Carthusians and Camaldolese.
It's all part of being Carmelites , Father Daniel told OSV.
The primary charism of the Carmelites is focus on contemplative prayer with a special devotion to Our Lady.
The patients were prayed for by three Christian groups: two Roman Catholic (St. Paul's Monastery in St Paul, Minn. And the Community of Teresian Carmelites in Worcester, Mass.
The Hotel El Convento in San Juan opened as a Carmelite convent in 1651, and became a hotel 310 years later, soon attracting the likes of Rita Hayworth and George Hamilton.
In her brief narrative, "How I Came to the Cologne Carmel," Edith shares this poignant account of the day in 1933 when she prepared to take leave of her beloved mother, Auguste Stein, in order to enter the Carmelite Convent.
Carmelite sisters pray at the Carmel of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monastery.
Foster, 65, a Carmelite monk, plays the role of the brash curmudgeon, especially for the 150 new students he commands each year at Rome's Gregorian University.
The annual Silver Tea to benefit the Carmelite Monastery in Iron Mountain has been set for Sept 22-23.
School Crespi Carmelite High School.
Born with the name Zoe on Sept 8, 1911, cloistered Carmelite nun Mother Teresa Margaret has turned 100.
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