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Flower of Carmel – Flos Carmeli – You Are Our Mother

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 Flower of Carmel – Flos Carmeli – You Are Our Mother… Flower of Carmel – Flos Carmeli – You are our Mother Every year on July 16th, Carmelites throughout the world celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, patroness of the Carmelite Order.  If you want to know how we feel about Mary, our Mother, spend a few minutes reflecting on one of the most beautiful... Read More

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel Presence of God – O Mary, Beauty of Carmel, make me worthy of your protection, clothe me with your scapular, and be the teacher of my interior life. MEDITATION The Blessed Virgin is a Mother who clothes us with grace and takes our supernatural life under her protection, in order to bring it to its full flowering in eternal life. She, the Immaculate, full of grace from... Read More

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

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

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Pray for Us! + 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 Art:... Read More

Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel

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Dear Friends, We are approaching a very special day in the Church and one that is particularly important to me. July 16th is the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. It is a kind of second birthday to me as it was the day I was confirmed and received into the Church. This year I am asking that you celebrate this day and join with me in a special prayer for a special group of people by praying a novena... Read More

Prayer for the Intercession of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

July 16, 2012 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Prayers

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Dear Friends, July 16th is a special day for me. It marks my birthday as a Catholic. On this special day, I would be grateful if you could join us in a novena for the needs of this apostolate and particularly for the souls of those we serve. The needs of priests, religious, and laypeople for spiritual formation are vast. We reach more than 190 countries, and hundreds of thousands of readers who are... Read More

Our Lady of Mount Carmel and my conversion to Catholicism

July 15, 2011 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Seasonal Meditations

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In July of 2005 I was enrolled as a candidate in the RCIA program. As I was sitting in church for mass one Sunday I became frustrated and walked out. I couldn’t bear to sit there, watching everything, and not participate again. I desperately wanted to partake in the Body and Blood of Christ. The next day I got on the phone and called Shirley, a secular Discalced Carmelite who ran the Faith Formation... Read More

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