Monday, July 16, 2012

Under Her Mantle

Today is the Patronal Feast of our Order - the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.  As we celebrate the feast, I commend you all to the care of our Holy Mother: may you find sure protection under her mantle, a loving Mother to guide you and a powerful advocate in all your needs.

Flos Carmeli,
vitis florigera,
splendor caeli,
virgo puerpera

Mater mitis
sed viri nescia
esto propitia
Stella maris.

Flower of Carmel,
Blossoming vine,
Splendor of heaven,
Childbearing maiden.
None equals you.

Mother so tender,
Whom no man did know,
On Carmel's children
Your favours bestow,
Star of the Sea.

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