No one should go out of their way to look for martyrdom, but Christ did say that following him does mean embracing the Cross. However, little did a group of 18th century French Carmelite nuns realize that their commitment to follow Christ would also be considered a crime.
visits the Canadian Opera Company
and then speaks with Fr. Jay Comerford, O.Carm
and Sr. Agnes Roger, Carmel DCJ
, to learn about Carmelite spirituality and about the martyrdom of the Carmelites of Compiègne in an all-new Catholic Focus
Photo credit: Dialogues des Carmélites (Canadian Opera Company, 2013)
(front, l – r) Hélène Guilmette as Sister Constance and Isabel Bayrakdarian as Blanche de la Force in the Canadian Opera Company’s production of Dialogues des Carmélites, 2013.