Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Icon of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Feast Day July 16th

“The scapular is an external sign of the filial relationship established between the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother and queen of Mount Carmel, and the faithful who entrust themselves totally to her protection, who have recourse to her maternal intercession, who are mindful of the primacy of the spiritual life and the need for prayer.” (Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy 205)

Lady of Mount Carmel and Brown Scapular

“The Blessed Virgin Mary watches unceasingly with a mother’s loving care over the brethren of her Son, and lights us along our pilgrim way to the Mount of your Glory, our beacon of comfort, and the embodiment of all our hopes as members of the Church.” (Preface for Our Lady of Mount Carmel)

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