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Homily on Our Lady of Mount Carmel by Fr. Robert Altier 2

In the Gospel reading today, Our Lord tells us that Mary is our mother. Thanks be to Him, He has also pointed out to Our Lady that we are her children. And the disciple, we are told, took her into his home. That is precisely what is required of each one of us. Now we can ask ourselves,

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Homily on Our Lady of Mount Carmel by Fr. Robert Altier

Reading I (1 Kings 18:42b-45a) Reading II (Galatians 4:4-7)
Gospel (St. John 19:25-27)

Today we celebrate the most wonderful feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. One might wonder why Our Blessed Lady would be named after a mountain. If we think about some of the apparitions of Our Lady,

Homily on Our Lady of Mount Carmel - Fr. Ernest Larkin, O.Carm.

At outdoor Mass in St. Mary’s Carmelite Abbey Ruyins on Thursday Evening, July 24th, 1994 Claremorris, Co. Mayo

Last Saturday, July 16th, we celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. This feast is the solemn commemoration of Out Lady of Mount Carmel. The phrase “the solemn commemoration” means that this is the time when we thank

Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

This feast was instituted by the Carmelites between 1376 and 1386 under the title "Commemoratio B. Marif Virg. duplex" to celebrate the victory of their order over its enemies on obtaining the approbation of its name and constitution from Honorius III on 30 Jan., 1226 (see Colvenerius, "Kal. Mar.", 30 Jan. "Summa Aurea", III, 737).

Homily on Our Lady of Mount Carmel - Mary’s Promise of Salvation

Our Lady of Carmel Santa Tecla July 16, 1977
Zachariah 2:14-17 Luke 2:15b-19

.. .today, July 16th, the Church of Santa Tecla is a grace of God;1 for this place, like so many other popular places of the Republic that have the name Carmel, are gifts from God that enable us, the pastors of El Salvador,

Letter of the Prior General on the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel 2016

Dear brothers and sisters in Carmel,

As we do every year, we get ready to celebrate the feasts in honour of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, our Mother and Sister as we like to call her among Carmelites, following the ancient tradition that comes down to us from the Middle Ages. First of all, I want to offer you my best wishes for the feast.

Mary: Mother of Mercy admin Tue, 2016-02-23 22:17

One of the most popular depictions of Our Lady in Christian Art is to depict her as the "Virgin of Mercy", sheltering a group of people under her outspread cloak. This has been a much loved image in the Carmelite tradition, stressing Mary's intimate role as protector, mother and sister of Carmelites.

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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."