Teresa of Jesus, strong woman, brave
About one hundred people of the Carmelite family in Paris, They have started their pilgrimage through the streets, places, avenues and landmarks, París has Pontoise, with the stick of St. Teresa of Avila from 03 to the 06 March, taking this opportunity to accompany the relic to P. Iván Mora Pernía, Venezuelan Carmelite friar and part of the community of CITeS, University of Mystic, integrating well, four of the team at this stage, have custody of the relic.
Within a very varied and intense program, have had several training conferences historical Carmelite, distributing them in several places, monasteries and convents. The tour began in the place where it was the first monastery of Carmelite nuns in 1604, then continued towards what was from 1611 the convent of San José del Carmen; He continued to visit the convent of the Carmelite friars, after prayer in the place of burial of the Carmelites of Compiègne, ending the tour in the present chapel of the Discalced Carmelite nuns of Montmartre where he also venerated relic sign, Cane St. Teresa of Avila.
On Wednesday four, the day was motivated strongly by prayer and visit the grave of the Carmelite Martyrs of Compiegne (1794), victims of disaster and death guillotine result in anti ire of the French Revolution. The book "Dialogue Carmelites" of Bernanos has released the episode of the martyrdom of the sixteen Carmelite nuns (including a novice) the monastery of Compiègne.
During the hardest times of the Revolution were delatadas; the search warrant resulted (as 24 June 1794) confinement of the nuns at the monastery of the Salesians transformed into jail; then were transported to Paris on 13 July 1794 and unfair and innocently to the terrible prison of the Conciergerie where also were many secular and religious conducted sentenced to death. Came the day of martyrdom in Paris 17 July 1794 and the sixteen Carmelites were singing Gregorian Miserere and Salve Regina. Just spotted the place of the Holocaust sang the Te Deum. Then, at the foot of the guillotine, to an impressive silence the Carmelites sang the Veni Creator Spiritus and were renovating one by one her religious profession in the hands of the Prioress, M. Teresa S. Augustine Lidoine. Pope St. Pius X the beatified the 27 May 1906.
This time, the pilgrimage to St. Teresa Cane, It has been organized by the Discalced Carmelite Fathers of OCD Province of Paris, within the framework of the celebrations for the V Centenary of St. Teresa and holding "Path of Light" on his pilgrimage, with a sign-relic: the staff of St. Teresa of Avila and favors the spread of the presence of the Teresian charism worldwide.
The Discalced Carmelites and honors, with faith and enthusiasm restless, wandering spirit of Teresa of Jesus with this pilgrimage has worn the baton Holy used in his numerous trips, several countries on five continents and is now present in France.