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Feast day -- July 16

Prayer for Our Lady's feast day, I would like to post a Litany to her.

Litany Of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Christ, graciously hear us. God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world...
God the Holy Ghost...
Holy Trinity, One God...

Holy Mary, pray for us sinners.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Queen of heaven... pray for us sinners...
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, vanquisher of Satan...
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, most dutiful Daughter...
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, most pure Virgin...
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, most devoted Spouse...
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, most tender Mother...
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, perfect model of virtue...
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, sure anchor of hope...
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, refuge in affliction...
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, dispenser of God's gifts...
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, tower of strength against our foes...
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, our aid in danger...
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, road leading to Jesus...
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, our light in darkness...
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, our consolation at the hour of death...

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, advocate of the most abandoned sinners...

For those hardened in vice,...with confidence we come to thee O Lady of Mount Carmel.
For those who grieve thy Son...
For those who neglect to pray, etc.
For those who are in their agony...
For those who delay their conversion...
For those suffering in Purgatory...
For those who know thee not...

Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Hope of the Despairing
Intercede for us with thy Divine Son.

(Let Us Pray)

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, glorious Queen of Angels,
channel of God's most tender mercy to man, refuge and advocate of sinners, with confidence I prostrate myself before thee, beseeching thee to obtain for me (pause to mention request silently). In return I solemnly promise to have recourse to thee in all my trials, sufferings and temptations, and I shall do all in my power to induce others to love and reverence thee and to invoke thee in all their needs. I thank thee for the numberless blessings which I have received from thy mercy and powerful intercession. Continue to be my shield in danger, my guide in life, and my consolation at the hour of death. Amen.
It's worth noting that at the very last Fatima apparitions on October 13, 1917, Our Lady appeared as Our Lady of Mount Carmel in one of her guises.

My great-aunt, who is still alive at 95 years of age, had a vision of Our Lady of Mount Carmel as a little girl.

Pray Pray Pray
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel


In the year 1241, the Baron de Grey of England was returning from the
Crusades in Palestine:he brought back with him a group of religious
from the holy mountain of Carmel. Upon arrival, the baron generously
presented the monks with a manor house in the town of Aylesford. Ten
years later, in the very place, there occurred the now famous
apparition of Our Lady to St. Simon Stock. As the Holy Virgin handed
St. Simon the Brown Woolen Scapular she spoke these words: "This
shall be the privilege for you and all Carmelites, that anyone dying
in this habit shall not suffer eternal fire." In time, the Church
extended this magnificent privilege to all the laity who are willing
to be invested in the Brown Scapular of the Carmelites, and who
perpetually wear it.

Many Catholics are invested in the Brown Scapular at the time of
their First Holy Communion; in the case of converts, the vesting
concurs with their Profession of Faith. When a person is enrolled in
the Confraternity of the Brown Scapular and vested in that tiny habit
of brown wool, the priest says to him: Receive this blessed Scapular
and ask the Most Holy Virgin that, by Her merits, it may be worn with
no stain of sin and may protect you from all harm and bring you into
everlasting life. The following true stories will give a brief idea
of how Our Blessed Mother keeps Her promise.


A priest relates how one day in a town near Chicago he was called to
the bedside of a man who had been away form the Sacrament for many
years. "The man did not want to see me: he would not talk. Then I
asked him to look at the little Scapular I was holding. 'Will you
wear this if I put this on you?' I ask nothing more. He agreed to
wear it and within the hour he wanted to go to confession and make
his peace with God. This did not surprise me, because for 700 years
Our Lady has been working in this way through Her Scapular."

On the very day Our Lady gave the Scapular to St. Simon, he was
hurriedly called by Lord Peter of Linton: "Come quickly, Father, my
brother is dying in despair!" St. Simon left at once for the bedside
of the dying man. Upon arrival he placed his large Scapular over the
dying man, asking Our Blessed Mother to keep Her promise. Immediately
the man repented, and died in the grace and friendship of God. That
night the dead man appeared to his brother and said, "I have been
saved through the most powerful Queen and the Habit of that man as a

St. Alphonsus tell us: "Modern heretics make a mockery of wearing the
Scapular, they decry it as so much trifling nonsense." Yet many of the
popes have approved and recommended it.

It is remarkable that only 25 years after the Scapular vision,
Blessed Pope Gregory X was buried wearing the Scapular, when his tomb
was opened 600 years after his death, his Scapular was found intact.


You will understand why the Devil works against those who promote the
Scapular when you hear the story of Ven. Francis Ypes. One day his
Scapular fell off. As he replaced it, the devil howled, "Take off the
habit which snatches so many souls from us!"
Then and there Francis made the devil admit that there are three
things which the demons are most afraid of: the Holy Name of Jesus,
the Holy Name of Mary, and the Holy Scapular of Carmel. To that list
we could add the Holy Rosary.


One day in 1944, a Carmelite missionary in the Holy Land was called
to an internment camp in order to give the Last Rites. The Arab
driver made the priest get off the bus four miles from the camp
because the road was dangerously muddy. After two miles, the
missionary found his feet sinking deeper and deeper into the mire.
Trying to get solid footing he slipped into a muddy pool. Sinking to
his death in this desolate place, he thought of Our Lady and Her
Scapular. He kissed his great Scapular -- for he was wearing the full
habit -- and looked toward the holy mountain of Carmel, the birthplace
of devotion to God's Mother. He cried out, "Holy Mother of Carmel!
Help me! Save me!" A moment later, he found himself on solid ground.
Later he said, "I know I was saved by the Blessed Virgin through Her
Brown Scapular. My shoes were lost in the mud, and I was covered with
it, but I walked the remaining two miles praising Mary."


One of the most extraordinary of all Scapular incidents took place
right here in the United States. It happened around the turn of the
century in the town of Ashtabula, Ohio, that a man was cut in two but
a train; he was wearing the Scapular. Instead of dying instantly, as
would be expected he remained alive and conscious for 45 minutes --
just enough time until a priest could arrive to administer the Last
Sacraments. These, and other such incidents, tell us that Our Blessed
Mother will take personal care of us in the hour of our death. So
great and powerful a Mother is Mary that She will never fail to keep
the Scapular contract, i.e. to see that we die in God's grace.


During the Spanish civil war in the 1930s, seven Communists were
sentenced to death because of their crimes. A Carmelite priest tries
to prepare the men for death; they refused. As a last resort, he
brought the men cigarettes food and wine, assuring them that he would
not talk religion, in a short while they were all friendly, so he
asked them for one small favor: "Will you permit me to place a
Scapular on each of you?" six agreed, one refused. Soon all Scapular
wearers went to confession. The seventh continues to refuse. Only to
please them he put on the Scapular, he would do nothing more. Morning
came, and as the time of the execution came near, the seventh man made
it clear that he was not going to ask for a priest. Although wearing
the Scapular he was determined to go to his death an enemy of God.
Finally, the command was given, the firing squad did its deadly work,
and seven lifeless bodies lay sprawled in the dust. Mysteriously a
Scapular was found approximately 50 paces from the bodies. Six men
died WITH Mary's Scapular; the seventh died Without the Scapular. St.
Claude gives us the solution to the mystery of the missing Scapular:
"You ask; what if I desire to die in my sins?" I answer, "Then you
will die in your sins but YOU WILL NOT DIE IN YOUR SCAPULAR." St.
Claude tells the story of a man who tried to drown himself three
times. He was rescued against his will. At last he realized that he
was wearing his Scapular. Determined to take his life, he tore the
Scapular from his neck and leaped into the water. Without Mary's
protective garment he accomplished his wish and died in his sins.


In wearing the Scapular at all times we make silent petition for the
Blessed Mother's continual assistance. We share in all the prayers
and good works of the Carmelite Scapular Confraternity throughout the
world. Pope Pius XII often spoke of the Scapular. On the 700th
anniversary of the appearance of Our Lady to St. Simon Stock, Pope
Pius XII referred to the Scapular as "the sign of Consecration to the
Immaculate Heart of Mary". The Scapular also represents the sweet yoke
of Jesus Christ, which Mary helps us to bear. And finally, the pope
continued, the Scapular marks us as one of Mary's chosen children,
and becomes for us (as the Germans call it) a "Garment of Grace". St.
Claude tells us, "Of all the pious practices which have inspired the
faithful to honor the Mother of God, there is none so sure as that of
the Scapular. No other devotion has been confirmed by so many and such
extraordinary miracles."

As we mentioned above, during the Scapular Anniversary celebration in
Rome in 1951, Pope Pius XII told a very large audience to wear the
Brown Scapular as a sign of consecration to the Immaculate Heart of
Mary. Our Lady asked for this consecration in the last apparition at
Fatima, when She appeared as Our Lady of Mount Carmel, holding the
Brown Scapular out to the whole world. It was Her last moving appeal
to souls to wear Her Scapular as a sign of consecration to Her
Immaculate Heart.


The Scapular is a habit -- Our Lady's habit. The Scapular must be
worn over the shoulders in such a manner that one part hangs in front
of the body and the other at the back. Worn in any other way, it
carries no indulgence or promise. It is not necessary to wear the
Scapular next to the skin. Many Catholics may not know it is the wish
of the Holy Father the Pope, that the Scapular Medal should not be
worn in place of the Cloth Scapular without sufficient reason. Mary
cannot be pleased with anyone who substitutes the medal out of
vanity, or out of fear of making open profession of faith. Such
persons run the risk of not receiving the Promise. The medal has
never been noted for any of the miraculous preservations attributed
to the Brown Cloth Scapular.


The above are excerpts from "Garment of Grace"
Hail to Mary, Queen of Carmel, Heaven and Earth.  Pray
Happy Feast Day, everybody!

In the Year of the Incarnation 1489 the Carmelites were placed in charge of the Holy House of Loretto, miraculously transported from Nazareth to keep it out of Muslim hands. They there inaugurated this litany of Our Blessed Mother. It contains special Carmelite invocations not used outside Carmel.

Litany   Of   Loretto

Lord, have mercy. 
Christ, have mercy. 
Lord, have mercy. 
Christ, hear us. 
Christ, graciously hear us. 
God the Father of heaven, have mercy upon us. 
God the Sun, Redeemer of the world, have mercy upon us. 
God the Holy Spirit, have mercy upon us. 
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy upon us. 
Holy Mary, pray for us. 
Holy Mother of God, pray for us. 
Holy Virgin of virgins, pray for us. 
Mother of Christ, pray for us. 
Mother of divine grace, pray for us. 
Mother most pure, pray for us. 
Mother most chaste, pray for us. 
Mother inviolate, pray for us. 
Mother undefiled, pray for us. 
Mother most amiable, pray for us. 
Mother most admirable, pray for us. 
Mother of good counsel, pray for us. 
Mother of our Creator, pray for us. 
Mother of our Saviour, pray for us.
Mother and Ornament of Carmel, pray for us.
Virgin most prudent, pray for us. 
Virgin most venerable, pray for us. 
Virgin most renowned, pray for us. 
Virgin most powerful, pray for us. 
Virgin most merciful, pray for us. 
Virgin most faithful, pray for us.
Virgin, Flower of Carmel, pray for us.
Mirror of justice, pray for us. 
Seat of wisdom, pray for us. 
Cause of our joy, pray for us. 
Spiritual vessel, pray for us. 
Vessel of honour, pray for us. 
Singular vessel of devotion, pray for us. 
Mystical rose, pray for us. 
Tower of David, pray for us. 
Tower of ivory, pray for us. 
House of gold, pray for us. 
Ark of the covenant, pray for us. 
Gate of heaven, pray for us. 
Morning star, pray for us. 
Health of the sick, pray for us. 
Refuge of sinners,  pray for us. 
Comfort of the afflicted, pray for us. 
Help of Christians, pray for us.
Patroness of Carmelites, pray for us.
Queen of angels, pray for us. 
Queen of patriarchs, pray for us. 
Queen of prophets, pray for us. 
Queen of apostles, pray for us. 
Queen of martyrs,  pray for us. 
Queen of confessors, pray for us. 
Queen of virgins, pray for us. 
Queen of all saints, pray for us. 
Queen conceived without orignal sin, pray for us. 
Queen assumed into heaven, pray for us. 
Queen of the most holy Rosary, pray for us. 
Queen of peace, pray for us. 
Hope of all Carmelites, pray for us.

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,  spare us, O Lord. 
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,  graciously hear us, O Lord. 
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,  have mercy upon us. 
R. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary,
V. And she conceived of the Holy Ghost.
Let us pray: 

Pour forth, we beseech The, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts, that we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ Thy Son was made known by the message of an Angel, may, by His Passion and Cross, be brought to the glory of His Resurrexion. Through the same Christ our LordWho with Thee and the Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth, One God, world without end.
R. Amen