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Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Queen of Carmel, Pray for Us

July 16, 2013 by  
Filed under Carmelite Spirituality, Dan Burke

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Pray for Us!

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Queen of Carmel, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Pray for Us!

“Father, 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 who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.”
(From the Discalced Carmelite Proper Offices)

Queen of Carmel, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Our Lady of Carmel

Queen of Carmel

Entrance Antiphon for the Carmelite Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel,
which is celebrated today throughout the Church as an optional memorial:
The glory of Lebanon is given to her, the beauty of Carmel and Sharon; they shall see

the glory of the Lord, and the splendor of our God. (Isaiah 33:2)

Communion Antiphon:
Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart.

Prayer after Communion:
Let us pray. Lord God, we have been nourished by the Body and Blood of your Son.
May the wonders of your love strengthen us and help us to follow more faithfully
the example of the Blessed Virgin Mary to whose service we are dedicated.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

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Art: Detail of The Madonna of Carmel and the Souls of Purgatory [Queen of Carmel], Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, 1730s, PD-US author's life plus 100 years or less, Wikimedia Commons.

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  • Regina Decor Carmel, ora pro nobis!

    “O’Blessed and Immaculate Virgin Mary, beauty and glory of Carmel, Thou regardest with special affection those who wear Thy holy habit. Deign to cast a favourable look on me also, and to cover me with the mantle of Thy maternal protection. Fortify my weakness by Thy power, enlighten the darkness of my mind by Thy wisdom; increase my faith, hope, and charity; adorn my soul with graces and virtues, so that I may always be the object of the love of Thy Divine Son, and of Thee. Assist me in life, console me by Thy gracious presence at the hour of my death, and present me to the Most Holy Trinity as Thy child, and thy devoted servant, to praise and bless Thee eternally in paradise, Amen.”

    • Amen

    • Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us now and at the hour of our death, Amen

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