July 16 – Our Lady of Mount Carmel


listenHeavenly Father, the Blessed Mother, also known as Our Lady of Mount Carmel, lived a life of piety and contemplation in nearby Nazareth. Mount Carmel is where Elijah proved that You are greater than pagans gods.  Later, the Carmelites became a religious order devoted to contemplative prayer under her protection, and when its general, Saint Simon Stock, prayed for her help, she appeared to him and showed him a scapular for his order to wear.  She said: “It is the sign of salvation, a safeguard in dangers, a pledge of peace and of the covenant.”  I ask Our Lady of Mount Carmel to pray for my protection, help me to live out my salvation, and fill my life with Your peace.  Blessed Mother, pray for me.  Amen.

Quote for Today

Venerable Fulton Sheen (1895-1979)


Mary, the Mother of that Divine Savior, is only a creature, human and not Divine. But exalted to the high office of being the ciborium of Emmanuel for the nine months she carried in her virgin flesh the Host Who is the lamb of God, it follows that she has so much dignity that no one title could exhaust it.”


The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.

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