Blessed John Soreth

July 24: Celebrated as a Memorial with proper texts or from the Common of Men Saints (Religious).

John Soreth was born at Caen in Normandy and entered Carmel as a young man. He took a doctorate in theology in Paris and served as regent of studies and provincial of his province. He was Prior General from 1451 until his death at Angers in 1471. He restored observance within the Order and promoted its reform, wrote a famous commentary on the Rule, issued new constitutions in 1462, and promoted the growth of the nuns and the Third Order.

Lord God
you willed that Blessed John Soreth
should renew religious life
and establish communities for women
in the Order of Carmel.
May his prayers and merits
help us to be ever more faithful
in following Christ and his Mother.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Scripture Readings
Ezekiel 34:12-16, 23a; Gospel - Luke 9:57-62.

Texts taken from the “Carmelite Proper of the Liturgy of the Hours,” Institutum Carmelitanum, Rome: 1993.

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