Call me odd, but I find it is always a good sign when a liturgical reading accidentally corresponds to the feast. From the Office of Readings, the first lectio is from the Book of Kings, wherein Elijah, retreating from the noise and din of the world on Mount Horeb, hears God’s voice not in the thunder and earthquakes and the rending of rocks, but in the ‘still, small voice’, a whisper even, in the original Hebrew, ‘silence’.
Today we commemorate Our Lady of Mount Carmel, title named after the place where Elijah was said to dwell in a grotto on its

Praise the Lord