Prayer 16th July – Lady of Mount Carmel

Featured:  Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Our Lady of Mount Carmel is the name given to the Blessed Virgin Mary by the Carmelite Order of Friars, Nuns and Laypeople. The Order origins go back to the 12th Century when a group of Christian hermits chose Mount Carmel in the Holy Land to settle. There they built a Chapel at the centre of their hermitage and dedicated it to The Blessed Virgin Mary. Mount Carmel is still perceived as the Carmelites spiritual centre and the Blessed Virgin Mary their Spiritual Mother. Many miracles have been associated with Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Perhaps the best known is when Palmi, a town of around 15,000 inhabitants in Southern Italy, was struck by an earthquake in 1894 completely destroying most of the buildings but killing only nine people. The reason for the very low death rate was that, fortunately almost all of the town folk were not in their homes. Instead, they were partaking in an hastily organised prayer procession behind a statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel to the edge of the town. The procession had been quickly arranged following reported facial and other changes of the same statue over the previous 17days.

+In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen+

Our Lady of CarmelShort Quote:  Jesus said, “No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son decides to reveal him”. (Matthew 11:27)

Thoughts: Mary was the earthly Mother of Jesus and today she is the heavenly Mother of us all. As a mother, she is always waiting on her children’s call. Call her today!

Private Reflection:
Prayer to Our Lady of Mount Carmel:
Oh most beautiful flower of Mt. Carmel,
fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven,
Blessed Mother of the Son of God,
Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity.

Oh Star of the Sea,
help me and show me you are my Mother.
Oh Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Queen of Heaven and earth,
I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart
to assist me in this necessity (share your request here…)

There are none that can withstand your power.
Oh Mary, conceived without sin,
pray for us who have recourse to thee.
Sweet Mother I place this cause in your hands. Amen.

Prayers: Select your own personal prayers from our website.

Our Lady and Mother of Mount Carmel:   Pray for Us

+In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen+

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