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Names Given to Mary

Name Givien to Our Lady of Mount Carmel

With the passage of time the Carmelites thought up tender expressions with which to speak about and to Mary. Here follows a list, somewhat incomplete, of titles found in writings, songs and poetry from various periods and which make specific reference to the Order.

The titles which are common to the whole Church have been left out, those such as Star of the Sea, Splendor of Heaven etc.

  • The Lady of the Place
  • Star and Cedar of Carmel
  • Mistress of the Order
  • Mother of the Carmelite Family
  • Abbess of Carmel
  • Prioress of the Order
  • The Lady and the Creator of the Order
  • Mother of the Order
  • Foundress of the Order
  • The Lawgiver of the Order
  • Virgin Most Pure
  • Patroness of the Order
  • Princess of the Family of Elijah
  • First Born Sister
  • Queen of Carmel
  • Head of Carmel
  • Guardian of Carmel
  • Helper of Carmelites
  • Standard-bearer of the Army of Carmel
  • Sovereign Queen of Camel
  • Mother and Ornament of Carmel
  • Fruitful Virgin of Carmel
  • Mother of Carmel
  • Flower of Carmel
  • Hope of Carmel
  • Sweet and Divine Melody
  • Virgin Flower of Carmel,
  • Blossoming Vine
  • Divine Testament
  • Queen and Mother of Carmelites
  • Merciful Mother of Carmelites
  • Mother of Mercy
  • Most Serene Princess of Carmelites.
  • The Meet Beautiful Star of Heaven
  • Sweet Virgin Mary
  • The Cloud of Carmel.


Boaga, Mother of the Scapular, The Lady of the Place, Edizioni Carmelitane, Rome 2001

As Carmelites We live our life of allegiance to Jesus Christ and to serve Him faithfully with a pure heart and a clear conscience through a commitment to seek the face of the living God (the contemplative dimension of life), through prayer, through fraternity, and through service (diakonia). These three fundamental elements of the charism are not distinct and unrelated values, but closely interwoven. 

All of these we live under the protection, inspiration and guidance of Mary, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, whom we honor as "our Mother and sister." 


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