Blessed Anne of Saint Bartholomew

detail of a portrait of Saint Anne of Saint Bartholomew by Franz de Wilde, 1917Also known as

  • Ana GarcĂ­a Manzanas
  • Ana of Saint Bartholomew
  • Anne Garcia



Worked as a shepherdess in her youth. Lay Carmelite at age 20 under the direction of Saint Teresa of Avila. Anne became secretary to and close friend of Saint Teresa; Teresa died in Anne’s arms. Worked on the Carmelite reform in France. Prioress of houses at Tours and Pontoise. Founded the Carmelite house in Antwerp, Belgium in 1612. Wrote poetry, some of which has survived to today.





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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Anne of Saint Bartholomew“. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 June 2016. Web. 27 August 2016. <>