June 6 - Blessed Anne of Saint Bartholomew

Quick Facts

  • Shepherdess in her youth.
  • Lay Carmelite at age 20 under the direction of Saint Teresa of Avila.
  • Secretary to and close friend of Saint Teresa; Teresa died in Anne's arms.
  • Worked on the Carmelite reform in France.
  • Prioress at Tours and Pontoise.
  • Founded the Carmelite house in Antwerp in 1612.
  • Wrote poetry, some of which has survived to today.
  • Memorial - June 6