Saturday, July 7, 2007

Mt. Carmel Novena, Day 1

The novena to Our Lady of Mt Carmel begins today (if you want it to end on the 15th; if you want it to end on the 16th, then it begins tomorrow.) The Carmelite Scapular was given to the world as a symbol of the protection and help of the Holy Mother of God when no other help is available, particularly at the hour of death. As Our Lady stood at the foot of the Cross, she stands with the Church in the present ordeals; she stands with each of us.

Let us pray for the implementation of the Summorum Pontificum and for all the needs of God's Church. Most especially, let us remember the needs of the Christians in the Middle East, especially those in Iraq, whose sufferings increase daily. Let us pray for each other.

Novena Prayer to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel


Melody K said...

Thank you for the link to the novena, Elena. That is a beautiful picture of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel!

elena maria vidal said...

Thanks, Melody! It is from a Spanish holy card.