Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Carmelite Calendar - 19 October

Actually, he isn't in the Carmelite calendar; he's not even in the general Roman calendar any more. But the Franciscan St Peter of Alcántara was one of the first of St Teresa's supporters in the reform of Carmel. Most others saw another daft woman with unrealistic ideas. St Peter saw the inspiration of God. The old Catholic Encyclopædia gives the details of his life here. A little treatise of his on prayer can be found here.