Celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Mt Carmel

by | Jul 16, 2008 | Brown Scapular, Cake Decorating, Liturgical Year, Marian, Our Lady of Mount Carmel | 9 comments

Today is the feast day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

The children and I began our day with a few prayers in her honor.

During story time I read The Brown Scapular, by Mary Fabyan Windeatt, to the children while they colored pictures for their Liturgical Notebooks.

The children watched a movie about our favorite Carmelite (any guesses?!?!), while I baked a cake.

For our cake I used a simple yellow GOLD cake mix (baked in a 9×13 pan and cut in half) and topped with chocolate brown frosting. I used two brown pipe cleaners for the cord, and then decorated it with some white frosting.

My sister Julianna stopped by for a couple minutes before work, and I talked her into drawing an image of Our Lady, since she is such an artist. Didn’t she do a beautiful job?! I did the (attempted) writing on the right. (I am very new to cake decorating, but it sure is fun!!) In case you can’t read it, it says:

“Whosoever dies wearing this SCAPULAR
shall not suffer eternal fire…”

Tomorrow we will be going to a friend’s home to make new Scapulars, and my children are very excited!

If you would like to read about the Scapular, you can check out a couple of my old posts, or head over to A Catholic Life.

So, are you wearing your scapular? I am wearing mine!

9 Comments

  1. Shelly

    okay, now that is just too cool! I’ve never seen a scapular cake – I’ll have to show this to my sister who’ll be entering a Carmelite order in a month or so! Really, really awesome cake! [i’ll be using that one! – you’ve got the best ide-ers!]

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  2. Jessica Gordon

    Thank you Shelly!

    That is AWESOME that your sister will be entering a Carmelite Order! What a blessing for your family!

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  3. Kimberlee

    Blessed Feast Day to you! This blog of yours really is like a ‘shower of roses’ for your readers. And yes, we have our scapulars on! 😉 Great cake!

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  4. Christie@tisbutaseason

    OK, here’s my newbie Catholic question for the day…

    …Are scapulars worn under or over the clothes? I know very little about them. Our son was presented with one at his 1st Holy Communion and Fr. said a little diddy about it then, but that’s the extent of my knowledge…

    Thanks!

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  5. Jamie Jo

    The cake looks great!! We are kind of caked out after the big flower birthday, so we did not do the cake!! You did a super job on this feast! (as you always do!)

    I want to do that rosary cupcake thing sometime and have a lot of people over, want to come? 🙂

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  6. Jessica Gordon

    I’d LOVE to come Jamie!

    I just looked up the directions on mapquest, and you are ONLY 1925.37 miles away! How long do you think it would take me to get there?? :o)

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  7. Renee

    How fun this is to see a cake made like a scapular! You are so creative, and bless your family. They will have so many fond memories of life at home celebrating the liturgical year with you.

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  8. Matthew

    Thank you for the link 🙂

    Reply

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