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7/18/2014 (1 year ago)

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Second time in less than a month that Pope Francis has moved a British woman closer to canonization

Pope Francis, for the second time in less than a month, has moved a British woman closer to canonization. His gesture for Mother Mary Veronica of the Passion, a Carmelite nun, comes mere weeks after he declared Frances Taylor, a nurse who served with Florence Nightingale in the Crimean War, also Venerable.

Mother Mary Veronica's Cause for Canonization was opened at the request of her order in 1997.

Mother Mary Veronica's Cause for Canonization was opened at the request of her order in 1997.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

7/18/2014 (1 year ago)

Published in Asia Pacific

Keywords: Canonization, Carmelites, France, India, Mother Mary Veronica, Pope Francis


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The search for two miracles to declare her blessed to finally to canonize her has now begun. Mother Mary Veronica founded the Sisters of the Apostolic Carmel, a religious congregation of Carmelite nuns based in India.

Born Sophie Leeves in 1823 in Constantinople, her father was Reverend Henry Daniel Leeves, an Anglican chaplain to the British Embassy. Her other was Marina Haultain, the daughter of a colonel in British Army. When Sophie was a teenager, she felt drawn to the Catholic Church. She developed an intense prayer life and craved the Sacraments of Penance and Communion.

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She later broke off an engagement to marry a naval officer. She then converted to the Catholic faith at the age of 27 during a visit to Malta in 1850. She entered the Sisters of St Joseph of the Apparition in France the following year. She accepted a teaching post in Kozhikode in India in 1863.

Mother Mary Veronica then left her order and entered the Carmelite convent at Pau in southern France, before she went on to found her own teaching order five years later.

The order, the Congregation of the Sisters of the Carmelite Third Order Regular, was formally affiliated with the Discalced Carmelite Order in 1892. The order currently has branches in India, Sri Lanka, Kuwait, Pakistan, Kenya, Rome and Bahrain. Mother Veronica died in Pau on November 16, 1906 at the age of 83. Her Cause for Canonization was opened at the request of her order in 1997.

The progress of her Cause came just a month after Pope Francis also recognized the heroic virtues of Frances Taylor, a nurse who tended to the dying soldiers alongside Florence Nightingale in the Crimean War.

The youngest of 10 children of an Anglican vicar from Lincolnshire, Taylor was 22 when she volunteered to join the Lady of the Lamp in Scutari, Turkey, in 1854 when Britain was at war with Russia.

She was deeply impressed by the faith of the dying Irish soldiers she was caring for and converted to Catholicism while serving in the field.

The Poor Servants of the Mother of God, established by her, provided refuges for prostitutes and homeless women and children in London before spreading throughout Europe.

As Mother Magdalen Taylor, Taylor also founded the Providence Free Hospital in St Helens, Lancashire, and took over the running of St Joseph's Asylum in Dublin. She died in her convent in Soho Square in 1900 after falling ill en route to Rome.

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