Saturday, June 14, 2003


In the Carmelite calendar is this is the feast of St. Elisha (Eliseus in the DR) the prophet. You'll find his story in 3d and 4th Kings in the Douay Rheims versions of the Bible or 1st and 2d Kings in most other versions. Or you can find a summary of his life here. Carmelites look to Elias as their spiritual founder, and since Eliseus is his principal disciple, he is a main figure in the Carmelite tradition.

This is also "Flag Day" in the United States. There are more than a few relevant links. A sampling can be found here, here, and here.