A Letter for the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
As the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is approaching, the Prior General has written a letter to all Carmelite family expressing his best wish and inviting all members to celebrate the Feast by beginning with the Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
Custom of making the Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel before the Feast is a long tradition and much observed by many Catholics.
In his letter we are reminded of the importance of the Feast and he asks the whole Carmelite family to "celebrate the Novena and the giving of the scapular, with conviction, affection and pastoral care and attention, with a sense of liturgy and catechesis."
The full text of the message and the Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel can be founded here: