Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Pray for Us!
Queen of Carmel, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Pray for Us!
“Father, may the prayers of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother and Queen of Carmel, protect us, and bring us to your holy Mountain, Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.”
(From the Discalced Carmelite Proper Offices)
which is celebrated today throughout the Church as an optional memorial:
the glory of the Lord, and the splendor of our God. (Isaiah 33:2)
Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart.
Art: Detail of The Madonna of Carmel and the Souls of Purgatory [Queen of Carmel], Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, 1730s, PD-US author’s life plus 100 years or less, Wikimedia Commons.