In honor of the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, I thought I would share a couple prayers for today, from a wonderful little book I am reading, titled: Maiden & Mother. Also, I did post a couple recipes over at Catholic Cuisine.
To Our Lady of Mount Carmel
O MOST beautiful flower of Mount Carmel,
Fruitful Vine, Splendour of Heaven,
Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin,
assist me in this my necessity.
O Star of the Sea, help me and show me
herein you are my Mother.
O Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Queen of Heaven and Earth,
I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart
to succour me in this necessity;
there are none that can withstand your power.
O, show me herein you are my Mother;
O Mary, conceived without sin,
Pray for us you have recourse to thee.
I place this cause in your hands.
For Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Rejoice we all in the Lord, as we keep holiday in Mary’s honour; that blessed maiden whose feast makes angels rejoice and sets them praising the Son of God. Joyful the thoughts that well up from my heart, a King’s honour for thy theme.
God, who hast honoured the Order of Carmel by giving the most blessed Mother Mary, ever-virgin, that special title, grant to us this grace, that we who are today commemorating her with solemn observance may be counted worthy, under the shield of her protection, to attain everlasting happiness.
Benedicta et venerabilis es, Virgo Maria: quae sine tactu pudoris inventa es mater Salvatoris. Virgo Dei Genitrix, quem totus non capit orbis, in tua se clausit viscera factus homo.
Mary, Virgin, you are blessed and worthy of our homage; for with maidenhood unsullied you became the Saviour’s Mother. God’s Virgin Mother! The whole wide world cannot contain him, yet he became man and shut himself within your womb.
Per te, Dei Genitrix, nobisest vita perdita data: quae de caelo suscepisti prolem, et mundo genuisti Salvatorem.
Through you, God’s Mother, the life that was lost has been restored to us. You took your child from heaven and gave him to the world to be its Saviour.
of Our Lady of Mount Carmel!
Our Lady of Mount Carmel ~ Pray for Us!