Catholic Encyclopedia - Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
An article from the Catholic Encyclopedia (1913).
Fr. Christian P. Ceroke - The Scapular Devotion
The origen and history of the scapular and the Sabbatine Privilege by Fr. Christian P. Ceroke, O.Carm. Taken from 'Mariology,' by Fr. Juniper B. Carol, O.F.M.
NA - Rite of Blessing and Enrollment with the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
This is for anyone NOT previously enrolled with the Brown Scapular. Once a person has been enrolled, they are enrolled FOR LIFE. Whenever their scapular needs to be replaced, they NEVER need to be enrolled again NOR must their new scapular be blessed. It is blessed by the fact it is worn by the person already enrolled in the Confraternity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
Novena of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Feast Day: July 16th. Novena: July 7-15. O Beautiful Flower of Carmel, most fruitful vine, splendor of heaven, holy and singular, who brought forth the Son of God, still ever remaining a pure virgin, assist us in our necessity! O Star of the Sea, help and protect us! Show us that you are our Mother!
Catholic Encyclopedia - Carmelite Order
An article on the Carmelite Order from the Catholic Encyclopedia (1913).
Carmelites - Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm
This file provides the history, apostolate, spiritual life, formation, entrance requirements of this religious community.
Fr. William Most - The Brown Scapular
The background of the brown scapular is presented by Fr. William Most.
John of the Cross - Ascent of Mt. Carmel
This work deals mainly with the active purification of the soul by the 'night of the senses.' Published by ICS Publications, 2131 Lincoln Rd. NE, Washington, DC 20002.
Paul de la Croix - Carmelite Spirituality
Paul de la Croix's 1959 essay. From 'Some Schools of Catholic Spirituality', published by Desclee and edited by Jean Gautier.
Pope John Paul II - Message to the Carmelite Family
For the 750th anniversary of the Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the Holy Father sent a Message to the Prior Generals of the two Carmelite Orders (ancient and reformed) in which he spoke of the important role of devotion to Mary in Carmelite spirituality.
Father Kieran Kavanaugh, O.C.D. - Brown Scapular: a Silent Devotion
For the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 16 July 2008, ZENIT presented an article written by Discalced Carmelite Father Kieran Kavanaugh, on the devotion of the brown Carmelite scapular. Father Kavanaugh is the English translator of the writings of both St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross. He is a member of the Institute of Carmelite Studies and was the vice postulator for the canonization of St. Edith Stein.
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