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Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Saint's Corner: Simon Stock

Name: Simon Stock
Birth & Death: approx. 1165 - 16 May 1265
Feast Day: 16 May
Country of Origin: England
History: He was said to have lived as a hermit and travelled as a preacher before joining the Carmelite order soon after it arrived in England. He helped spread the order through England as well as founding houses across Europe and made revisions to their rule that made them mendicant friars as opposed to hermits. He is most noted for having a vision of the Blessed Virgin in which the brown scapular was given to him by Our Lady to be part of the Carmelite habit.

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