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Mother Veronica of the Passion
(Oct. 1, 1823 – Nov 16, 1906)

Mother Veronica is the foundress of Apostolic Carmel, a religious congregation for women. She was born of English parents in Constantinople. She became Catholic at the age of 27 in Malta, Cyprus. She went to France and joined the Congregation of St. Joseph of the Apparition in 1851. On receiving an inspiration to start an Apostolic Carmel she came to India in 1862 and spent two years at Mangalore and Kozhikode. Later she left for France and joined the Cloistered Carmel of Pau in 1867. She prepared a group of sisters of the Carmelite Third Order Regular as ‘Carmel for Missions’ congregation at Bayonne, France on July 16, 1868. Through them she founded the Apostolic Carmel in Mangalore, Karnataka, in 1868. Later she rejoined Carmel of Pau. Mother Veronica died and was buried in Pau in 1906. Her cause of canonization was taken up by the sisters of the Apostolic Carmel in 1997.


Vice Postulator,
Apostolic Carmel Generalate,
P.B 4107, Jai Nagar, T-Block,
Bangalore, Karnataka, India – 560 041
Ph: 080 – 2663371, 26341393

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