Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

On this day when the Catholic Church commemorates the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, I thought I would share with you what our dear holy Father John Paul II said about our Lady's Brown Scapular.
“ I too have worn the Scapular of Carmel over my heart for a long time! Out of my love for our common heavenly Mother, whose protection I constantly experience, I hope that this Marian year will help all the men and women religious of Carmel and the devout faithful who venerate her with filial affection to grow in her love and to radiate to the world the presence of this Woman of silence and prayer, invoked as Mother of Mercy, Mother of Hope and Grace. “
- Pope John Paul II

Source St. Michael's Center for the BVM, Honolulu, HI