Our Lady Of Mount Carmel
Roman Catholic Church
39 East 22nd Street, Bayonne, New Jersey   07002-3753

201- 339-2070

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Our Patron Saint

Our Lady of Mount Carmel is a title given to the blessed Mother, in honor of her having given the Scapular of Our Lady Of Mount Carmel to Saint Simon Stock.

The feast of  “Our Lady of Mount Carmel” was instituted between 1376 and 1386 to celebrate the victory of the Carmelite order over its enemies on obtaining the official seal of approval of its name and constitution from Pope Honorius III on January 30, 1226. 
But the feast day was assigned to July 16th because on that date in 1251, according to Carmelite traditions, the scapular was given by Our Lady to St. Simon Stock.  This apparition was officially approved by Pope Sixtus V in 1587.
 

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Aylesford, England (1251)

Mary's continuing influence on
the development of Christianity in England becomes apparent again with her appearance to Simon Stock, who became a member of the religious order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel while on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. In her appearance to Friar Stock, Mary entrusted him with the brown scapular (two pieces of brown woolen cloth, usually embroidered with an outline of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and tied together by string and worn over the shoulders) :
"My beloved son receive this scapular for your Order. It is the special sign of a privilege which I have obtained for you and for all God's children who honor me as Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Those who die devotedly clothed with this scapular shall be preserved from eternal fire. The brown scapular is a badge of salvation. The brown scapular is a shield in time of danger. The brown scapular is a pledge of peace and special protection, until the end of time."

After this apparition, Friar Stock went on to establish Carmelite communities near university towns in England, France and Italy. He became the Superior-General of his order several years after the apparition.

Novena to the Blessed Mother

O most beautiful flower of Mt. Carmel, O fruitful vine, splendor of heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in 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 succor me in this necessity. (Make Request) There are none that can withstand your power. O, show me herein you are my mother.
O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (three times). Holy Mother, I place this cause in your hands (three times).

(To be prayed for 3 consecutive days) 

The scapular of Our Lady of Mt Carmel, also known as the Brown Scapular, is the best known, most celebrated, and most widespread of all small scapulars.  It is referred to as “the Scapular” and the feast of the Scapular is the same as that of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel – July 16.  Most likely, it is the oldest scapular and has served as a prototype of all others.

Litany of Our Lady of Mount Carmel 

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Christ, graciously hear us. God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world...
God the Holy Ghost...
Holy Trinity, One God...

Holy Mary,
pray for us sinners.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Queen of heaven...
pray for us sinners...
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, vanquisher of Satan...
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, most dutiful Daughter...
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, most pure Virgin...
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, most devoted Spouse...
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, most tender Mother...
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, perfect model of virtue...
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, sure anchor of hope...
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, refuge in affliction...
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, dispenser of God's gifts...
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, tower of strength against our foes...
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, our aid in danger...
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, road leading to Jesus...
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, our light in darkness...
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, our consolation at the hour of death...

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, advocate of the most abandoned sinners...

For those hardened in vice,
with confidence we come to thee O Lady of Mount Carmel.
For those who grieve thy Son...
For those who neglect to pray, etc.
For those who are in their agony...
For those who delay their conversion...
For those suffering in Purgatory...
For those who know thee not...

Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,
spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,
graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Hope of the Despairing
I
ntercede for us with thy Divine Son.

 (Let Us Pray)

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, glorious Queen of Angels, channel of God's most tender mercy to man, refuge and advocate of sinners, with confidence I prostrate myself before thee, beseeching thee to obtain for me (pause to mention request silently). In return I solemnly promise to have recourse to thee in all my trials, sufferings and temptations, and I shall do all in my power to induce others to love and reverence thee and to invoke thee in all their needs. I thank thee for the numberless blessings which I have received from thy mercy and powerful intercession. Continue to be my shield in danger, my guide in life, and my consolation at the hour of death. Amen.