History can be written in either of two ways, it can trace the course of events from age to age, year to year, week to week and day to day. It can also open a series of windows and present vivid glimpses of the great moments and personalities of any period. Since History should be based on verifiable evidence (Hecataeus 550 B.C.) the second is by far the best. History deals with the origin, progress and growth of any nation, race or institution as much as it deals with its vicissitudes, storms and setbacks. From small beginnings the said Institution or Congregation takes root, flourishes and prospers, slowly but surely. It is likewise true that each forward and upward step may be followed by two that go downhill, rendering progress extremely slow. Infancy is always a painful process. He made the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother, Queen and Splendour, of that verdant spot, and Carmel in return gave to God a galaxy of Saints, stars that illumine the firmament of the Church and bedeck the crown of this glorious Queen as so many lustrous gems.
The Order of Carmel is doubtless the most ancient and widespread of Religious Orders, having originated in the Old Testament. Its traditions go back 900 years before the coming of Our Lord. Tradition has it that the Order took its roots from the Prophet Elijah; it branched out to every country, great and small. Carmel is one of the most beautiful spots that the good Lord created. He made the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother, Queen and Splendour, of that verdant spot, and Carmel in return gave to God a galaxy of Saints, stars that illumine the firmament of the Church and bedeck the crown of this glorious Queen as so many lustrous gems.
It is our pride and glory, our joy and boast, that we the Congregation of the Carmelite Religious (C.C.R) are affiliated to this noble trunk and are part of its history. We owe our origin to Mother Mary Theresa Veronica of the Passion, our beloved Foundress. While recalling and recounting her saintly life and heroic virtues we confidently, earnestly and prayerfully look forward to the day when her name will be included in the Calendar of the Saints of Carmel, adding one more gem to the crown of our Blessed Mother.
God's attributes are infinite and as such incomparable.
However, if it were possible for any one of them to be considered outstanding we would very probably be struck by His Wisdom and Power specially manifested in His work of creating human beings. From the first moment of the existence of man who can number the souls that have been created? Each of these has been endowed with special qualities, talents, graces and gifts that no one else has received in just the same measure. No one has been created to fulfil exactly the same task or to live in exactly the same circumstances as any other. In other words each one is unique this is very striking in the life and circumstances of the vocation of our saintly Foundress Mother Mary Veronica - in the planting, uprooting and transplanting that characterized her life and work as well as the serenity and resignation with which she responded to every call.