The Prayer to Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Prayer of the Blessed Virgin
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, or Virgin of Carmel, is the title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary in her role as patroness of the Carmelite Order. The first Carmelites were Christian hermits living on Mount Carmel in the Holy Land during the late 12th and early to mid-13th century. They built in the midst of their hermitages a chapel which they dedicated to the Blessed Virgin, whom they conceived of in chivalric terms as the “Lady of the place.” Our Lady of Mount Carmel was adopted in the 19th century as the patron saint of Chile.
The Prayer to Our Lady of Mount Carmel is a prayer in the Roman Catholic Church. It is a part of a novena for prayer beginning in July 7, July 8, and in time of need.
On June 28th 1852, it was given a hundred days indulgence by Cardinal Wiseman, Archbishop of Westminster, in favour of Carmelites and any other Christian believer, which recite three daily prayers during nine consecutive days or Saturdays. Worshippers are pointed to wear the Holy Scapular, make the preparatory acts of faith, hope, charity, contrition.
O most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel,
fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God,
Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity.
O Star of the Sea, help me herein and show me here you are my Mother.
O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth,
I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in my necessity. (make request)
There are none that can withstand thy power.
O Mary, conceived without sin,
pray for us who have recourse to thee (three times).
Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands (three times).
- Prayers: Novena to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel from Our Lady of Mercy Lay Carmelite Community Archived 2008-07-03 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved December 2, 2008
- Novena to Our Lady of Mt Retrieved December 2, 2008
- Catholic Culture : Liturgical Year : Novena Prayer to Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Prayer) Retrieved December 2, 2008
- “Noven prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel”. Jul 28, 1852. pp. : introductory, 4 to 7.
- Prayer to Our Lady of Mount Carmel – Novena Prayer to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Retrieved December 2, 2008
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