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Novena in Honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

    This statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel stands in the hall of St. Michael's Convent.

Dear Sisters,
I ask you to remember my special intentions during your novena in preparation for and in honor of the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Please accept this offering in gratitude for your life of consecration and work for souls, and in honor of Our Lady.

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The CMRI Sisters will be praying a novena in honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel for the nine days preceding her feast on July 16.

According to tradition, a number of men who embraced the Christian faith on Pentecost Day erected a church to the Blessed Virgin on Mount Carmel. They were called “Brethren of Blessed Mary of Mount Carmel.” These religious came to Europe in the 13th century. Our Lady appeared to their General, Simon Stock, and gave him a habit which the order was to wear. Many privileges were attached to it. By wearing the small brown scapular and performing the prescribed good works. lay people may ejoy these privileges, especially that of a prompt deliverance from purgatory. Do you wear a scapular or medal as a keepsake of your Heavenly Mother? It should remind you that you belong entirely to her and that through her you can best give yourself to God.



Novena Prayer

“My memory is unto everlasting generations” (Ecclus. 24:28).

The Lord has blessed thee, O Mary, for from thee we have received the Fruit of Life. Thou alone, without an equal, hast pleased our Lord Jesus Christ. Despise not our prayers in our needs, and deliver us from all dangers, O holy Mother of God.
Hail Mary...

“Thou hast visited the earth and hast plentifully showered it with blessings; thou hast enriched it in many ways” (Ps. 64:10)

Mary speaks:
“I walk in the way of justice in the midst of the paths of judgment, that I may enrich them that love me, and may fill their treasures”
(Prov. 8:20,21).

Hymn - “Ave Regina Coelorum”

Hail, O Queen of heav’n enthroned,
Hail, by angels Mistress owned,
Root of Jesse, Gate of morn,
Whence the world’s true Light was born.

Glorious Virgin, joy to thee,
Loveliest whom in heav’n they see,
Fairest thou where all are fair,
Plead with Christ our sins to spare.

Indulgence of 5 years. Plenary once a month under the usual conditions. (324)

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.

Prayer

O God, Who was pleased to honor the Order of Carmel by the singular title of Thy most blessed Mother, Mary ever Virgin, grant, we pray Thee, that she whose memory we solemnly venerate today may favor us with her protection, so that we may be found worthy to share in eternal happiness. Who livest and reignest forever. Amen.

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