Our Lady of Mount Carmel and the Cross

Posted July 2, 2019 3:32 am by Father Nicholas Blackwell O. Carm.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel and the Cross

The month of July is important for every Carmelite because in July the Order celebrates one of its spiritual founders and guides: the Virgin Mary, under the title of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Given that Carmel is an ancient religious order, the Church has allowed the Order to craft and develop its own liturgical texts for this celebration. The liturgical prayers have a special effect of keeping the Order in union with the Church. These Carmelite prayers (called propers) help to reveal the life of Carmel within the Church. The propers also challenge Carmel’s members to reflect on the

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