The Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel: A Scriptural Journey

Posted July 31, 2018 3:43 am by Father Nicholas Blackwell O. Carm.

The Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel: A Scriptural Journey

“All gracious God, may the prayers of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother and Queen of Carmel, protect us, and bring us to your Holy Mountain, Christ our Lord ….”
These lovely words are from the opening prayer for the Mass on the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. The words may not be familiar because they come from the Carmelite sacramentary. When the Carmelite order celebrates Our Lady’s feast day, we have special readings and prayers that help to guide us on the journey of faith that the Father has prepared for us, that Jesus opened for us,

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