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Novena Day 9: Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Day NINE Mary, sister in the Christian community Listening to the Word: With Mary, the Mother of Jesus (Acts 1: 12-14) Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath day’s journey away; and when they had entered, they went up to the upper room, where they were […]

Novena Day 8: Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Monday, July 13th, 2015

DAY EIGHT Mary, mother at the foot of the cross Listening to the Word: At the foot of the cross (Jn 19: 25-27) So the soldiers did this. But standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother, […]

Novena Day 7: Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

Day SEVEN Mary, listening virgin Listening to the Word: Blessed are the breasts you sucked (Lk 11: 27-28) As he said this, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, “Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts that you sucked!” But he said, “Blessed rather are those who […]

Novena Day 6: Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Day SIX Mary, untiring seeker of God Listening to the Word: The finding in the temple (Luke 2: 41-50) Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the Passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom; and when the feast was ended, as they were […]

Novena Day 5: Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Day FIVE Mary, Lady of the offering Listening to the Word: The presentation at the temple (Luke 2: 22-32) And when the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord (as it is written in the law of the Lord, […]

Novena Day 4: Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Day FOUR: Mary, contemplative woman Listening to the Word: The visit of the Magi (Mathew 2: 1-12) Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For […]

Novena Day 3: Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Day THREE: Mary, the mother who clothes us with the Scapular Listening to the Word: The Birth (Luke 2: 1-20) In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled. This was the first enrolment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be enrolled, each […]

Novena Day 2: Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Day TWO Mary, wonderful in her service Listening to the Word: The Visitation (Luke 1: 39-45) In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a city of Judah, and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe leaped […]

Novena Day 1: Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Day ONE Mary, Welcoming Model Listening to the Word: The Annunciation (Luke 1: 26-38) In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. And […]

Carmelite Prior General on the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., Prior General. Dear brothers and sisters, Another year gone by, and we are again looking forward to the feast of our Lady of Mount Carmel. I would like to wish you a happy feast day and to express the wish that the novenas, liturgies, prayers and celebrations of the coming days […]

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