The British Province of Carmelite Friars


Carmelite Studies

Thanks to the groundbreaking work of Richard Copsey, O.Carm. we are now able to publish the chronologies of three of our medieval houses at Northallerton, Norwich and York. More will follow in the coming months. We are also happy to make available a paper by Dr. Valerie Edden of Birmingham University (UK) entitled The Mantle of Elijah: Carmelite Spirituality in Britain in the Fourteenth Century and an article by Wilfrid McGreal, O.Carm. on the Carmelite Presence in England 1685-1740. Another piece in the jigsaw is added by Kevin Alban, O.Carm with his work George Rayner - an Elizabethan Carmelite.

We are glad to have the opportunity to publish on our site the M.Phil. dissertation completed at Oxford by Johan Bergstrom-Allen (Lay Carmelite) and entitled 'Heremitem et Ordinis Carmelitarum': A Study of the Vernacular Theological Literature Produced by Medieval English Whitefriars, Particularly Richard Misyn, O.Carm. By the same author we are pleased to publish 'For Edificacyon of Many Saules': The Production of Carmelite Vernacular Writings in Late Medieval England. - a lecture delivered in the department of English at Fribourg University in June 2004.

More recently we have added Marian Virtues and Margery Kempe: The Influence of Carmelite Devotion to the Virgin by Naoë Kukita Yoshikawa of Shizuoka University, Japan

Kevin Alban, O.Carm.  George Rayner an Elizabethan Carmelite
Johan Bergstrom-Allen 'Heremitam et Ordinis Carmelitarum': A Study of the Vernacular Theological Literature Produced by Medieval English Whitefriars, Particularly Richard Misyn, O.Carm.
Johan Bergstrom-Allen 'For Edificacyon of Many Saules': The Production of Carmelite Vernacular Writings in Late Medieval England. (.pdf)
Valerie Edden The Mantle of Elijah: Carmelite Spirituality in Britain in the Fourteenth Century
Richard Copsey, O.Carm.  Chronology of Northallerton
Richard Copsey, O.Carm.  Chronology of Norwich (.pdf)
Richard Copsey, O.Carm.  Chronology of York
Naoë Kukita Yoshikawa Marian Virtues and Margery Kempe: The Influence of Carmelite Devotion to the Virgin (.pdf)
Wilfrid McGreal, O.Carm.  The Carmelite Presence in England 1685 - 1740 

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