I lift my eyes toward the mountains: whence shall help come to me? My help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. (Psalm 121:1-2)
Prayer to Our Lady of Mount Carmel
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 me in this necessity. O Star of the Sea, help and protect me! Show me that Thou art my Mother! O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!
Mother and Ornament of Carmel, Pray for us!
Virgin, Flower of Carmel, Pray for us!
Patroness of all who wear the Scapular, Pray for us!
Hope of all who die wearing the Scapular, Pray for us!
St. Joseph, Friend of the Sacred Heart, Pray for us!
St. Joseph, Chaste Spouse of Mary, Pray for us!
St. Joseph, Our Patron, Pray for us!
O sweet Heart of Mary, Be our Salvation!
~ Prayer of St. Simon Stock, known as the Flos Carmeli
Here is a fun and easy way to celebrate this feast:
All you need is some Kraft Caramels, a holy card of Our Lady and a toothpick, voila, a sweet and lovely holy card stand!! We are going to be a little more creative with this tomorrow, I'll post more pics of our celebration later, and in the meantime, check out Catholic Cuisine and also Anne at Under Her Starry Mantle for a delectable Scapular Cake, YUM!!