On the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel at Mass we read from St John’s Gospel the poignant and iconic incident of the Mother of Jesus at the Foot of the Cross. This scene has given rise to productions in the visual arts and in music, so moving and profound an image does it present.
However, to appreciate it fully, we must connect it with the only other appearance of the Mother of Jesus in John’s gospel at the Wedding Feast at Cana. In that scene Jesus’ mother encourages him to begin his ministry and show his concern for the young couple who are about to see their banquet ruined. This scene is however, more than a lesson in how to cope with embarrassing social occasions. The key words are when she turns to the waiters and says. “Do whatever he tells you.” They are words that echo the fundamental relationship of the people of Israel and God himself – the obedience implied in the covenant that Moses announces. Continue reading here and then consider the Brown Scapular sacramental – is it sufficiently promoted within the Church? Your thoughts…
Happy Feast to one and all. For anyone who is yet to enrol in the Brown Scapular I would suggest to do so without delay. We live in evil times, and getting worse by the day. I foresee a divine intervention very soon, such is the momentum of the present decline of the world into atheistic Communism. The victory will come via Our Lady, as she foretold at Fatima, because that’s how Almighty God has decreed it. “Just when they think they have the victory”, said she, I will snatch it from their hands.
There are very few priests spreading devotion to Our Lady in these times, times when every priest should be spreading devotion to her, as Fr. Gruner did (R.I.P.). You may be certain that a priest who has a very strong public devotion to the Blessed Mother is on his way to heaven, whereas the priest who does not is in very grave danger of losing his soul. Yes, this is the age of Mary, the last times of the world reserved by God to glorify His Mother and inflict maximum humiliation to Satan. She, a mere mortal woman, is given the power to crush his head at the end of this final battle between heaven and hell. Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us.
A happy feast day to you and everyone.
l too await the triumph of the immaculate heart of our blessed mother and the power of Heaven to destroy this demonic plague which the Church and humanity are engulfed in. The gates of Hell will not prevail, we know the outcome and we remain firm and steadfast in our supernatural Catholic faith in great hope and joy for the victory to come.
Yes, Sister Lucia said that the Brown Scapular is an essential part of the Fatima message. I also remember the three tableaux that she saw while the miracle of the sun was taking place at Fatima on October 13th 1917. Sister Lucia saw the Holy Family, and took this as representing the Joyful Mysteries. Then she saw Our Lady of Sorrows and took this as representing the Sorrowful Mysteries. Then finally, she saw Our Lady of Mount Carmel and took this as representing the Glorious Mysteries. There used to be a cassette by Fr Rafferty O.Carm. RIP who interviewed Sr Lucia on August 15, 1950 about the importance of the Brown Scapular and other things, before the Vatican imposed silence on her. He made this cassette in 1958. Fortunately, someone has transferred it to YouTube. It’s about 40 minutes long. Well worth a listen.
Happy Feast Day!
I’ve not had time to listen to the whole of your video, I came late to the blog today, but I’m looking forward to finishing it. It’s great so far.
Thank you for that video link to Fr. Rafferty – I will listen to that shortly.
A happy Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel to everyone !
Madame Editor, Athanasius – maybe you might be able to answer this question:
Re the Sabbatine privilege, one can fast on Wednesday and Saturday in addition to Friday.
In the Byzantine Tradition, our liturgical day begins at Vespers and ends at Ninth Hour (None) as per Genesis: And evening came and morning followed… (Gen. 1)
In country, the Latin liturgical day goes from midnight to midnight.
Since our liturgical day is different, how should I keep Wed, Fri and Sat in re to abstinence from meat ?
Example: if I go out on Friday night for dinner, would I be able to eat meat since it’s technically Saturday or should I still abstain from meat ?
Any information is much appreciated.
Thank you and God Bless!
Yours in Christ,
Margaret USA 🇺🇸
I think (because a Religious once told me) that all feasts begin with vespers on the previous day, but I don’t think that changes the fasting rules. Every day ends at midnight, so I would think the fast always ends at midnight of the same weekday. However, you maybe should check with a priest of your own rite to be sure.
I really don’t know the answer to your question but I think what Lily says is probably right. My advice would also be that you should check with a priest.
There are a numerous stories of miracles that have happened to individuals who were wearing the Brown Scapular. This is but one of them. As aside, I had thought that the 16 Carmelites who were sent to the guillotine during the French Revolution happened on the 16th July. But a source I saw said it happened on the 17th.
Happy Feast Day everyone.
Happy Feast everyone!
I found this video about the Carmelite martyrs at the time of the French Revolution, very moving. They were beatified by Pope Pius X.
Happy Feast to one and all at CTS!
I’ve loved every video posted here – and I LOVE that hymn in the opening, I’ve never heard it before.
I agree that everyone who isn’t enrolled in the Brown Scapular should do so as soon as possible. Any priest can do it, and I know someone who just printed off the process and handed it to her priest to enrol her! I looked it up just now and found it in both English and Latin. https://www.catholicity.com/scapulars/brown-scapular-enrollment-prayer.pdf
Here are more stories of how Our Lady protected individuals from death and/or injury because they were wearing the Brown Scapular. Our Lady is solicitous of those who are enrolled in/and wear this Scapular.
With thanks to everyone who paid tribute to Our Lady of Mount Carmel today, I will now close this thread to comments.
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