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Inhabitants of the Judaean town of Carmel. Notable Carmelites include Nabal, Abigail, and David’s commander Hezro (1 Sam 27:3; 2 Sam 23:35; 1 Chr 3:1).
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Carmelites, Order of
carmelites, order of. In the middle of the twelfth century a crusader named Berthold vowed at the commencement of a battle that if by the mercy of God his side was victorious, he would embrace the religious life. The victory was won, and Berthold became a monk in Calabria. Soon after, the prophet Elias
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Car′melites (3 syl.). An order of mendicant friars of Mount Carmel, the monastery of which is named Eli′as, from Elijah the prophet, who on Mount Carmel told Ahab that rain was at hand. Also called White Friars, from their white cloaks.
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Carmelites (religious order).—A crusader, Berthold of Calabria, is regarded as the founder of the Carmelite Order. With a few companions, he retired, in 1156, to the Mount of Carmel, in Palestine, where they lived as hermits in separate cells. The increasing number of his followers made it necessary
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Carmelites. The Order of the Brothers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel dates back to the twelfth-century *Crusades when Christian knights held parts of the Holy Land. A group of *anchorite monks built a church on Mount Carmel and dedicated it to Mary, the mother of Christ. The prophet Elijah became their