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Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel CATHOLIC FIRE - July 16, 2015 ... solitary, contemplative lives, praying and fasting. Along with the austere figure of Elijah, they looked for inspiration to the Mother of God. Her Latin title was "Virgo Dei Genitrix", which means "Virgin Mother of God". July 16th is also the feast of the "Scapular of Mount Carmel." On this day in 1251, pious tradition says, the Blessed Virgin appeared to Saint Simon Stock, General of the Carmelites at Cambridge, England, showed him the scapular and promised supernatural favors and her special ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/07/feast-of-our-lady-of-mount-carmel.html
Mt. Carmel Novena, Day 6 -- "The Mystical Rose" FOUNTAIN OF ELIAS - July 12, 2015 ... Heaven's Queen, comes from the Latin word rosarium or "rose garden." The glory of God's creation is only a shadow of the spiritual realities which we cannot see, but which we can mystically possess even in the present darkness. Mystical Rose, pray for us! Novena Prayer to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel: O most beautiful Flower of Mt Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in this my necessity. O Star of the Sea, help me ...http://fountainofelias.blogspot.com/2015/07/mt-carmel-novena-day-6-mystical-rose.html
Mt. Carmel Novena, Day 3-- "Star of the Sea" FOUNTAIN OF ELIAS - July 8, 2015 ... compassed the circuit of heaven...and have walked in the waves of the sea." Ecclesiasticus 24:6,8 "And seeing the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy." St Matthew 2:10 During his first crusade to free captive Jerusalem, St Louis IX the King of France was sailing with his retinue when a fierce storm overwhelmed the vessel. They were not far from the shores of Palestine when through the tempest the bells from the chapel of the hermits on Mt. Carmel could be heard. The ...http://fountainofelias.blogspot.com/2014/07/mt-carmel-novena-day-3-star-of-sea.html
Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel FOUNTAIN OF ELIAS - July 7, 2015 It begins today. There will be little meditations offered here for everyday of the novena. The Carmelite Scapular was given to the world as a symbol of the protection and help of the Holy Mother of God when no earthly help is available, particularly at the hour of death. As Our Lady stood at the foot of the Cross, she stands with the Church in the present ordeals; she stands with each of us . Let us pray for all the children of the world, especially those who are in danger. ...http://fountainofelias.blogspot.com/2015/07/novena-to-our-lady-of-mount-carmel.html
Our Life, Our Sweetness, and Our Hope ARE WE THERE YET? - June 27, 2015 ... expect many people, cradle Catholics and converts, pass right by this image without realizing how meaningful it is. I didn't know for years and years. It wasn't until I had children of my own, that I learned how the image of Our Lady of Perpetual Help is practically an encyclopedia of faith; every nuance has purpose. Every color, every tilt of a head, every letter has meaning. How cool is that? My own special little Blessed Mother, without saying a word teaches the whole world. Check out the ...http://arewethereyet-davisfarmmom.blogspot.com/2015/06/our-life-our-sweetness-and-our-hope.html
Our Lady of Perpetual Help AIRMARIA.COM - June 26, 2015 ... original icon by order of the Holy See in 1867. The star in the center of Mary's Veil is indicative that she is the "Star of the Sea" who bore the light of Christ into our darkened world. This star leads us to the safe port of Heaven. The primary initials on either side of Our Lady's Crown are the Greek initials for "Mother of God" The initials above the angel on the left are the Greek initials of St. Michael the Archangel The ...http://airmaria.com/2015/06/26/our-lady-of-perpetual-help/
"Mondays With Mary" – Symbols of the Blessed Virgin Mary TOM PERNA - May 25, 2015 A few weeks ago, on the third anniversary of "Mondays with Mary", I focused on the Blessed Virgin in Sacred Art . For the last May blog post of this year, I would like to draw your attention to some of the symbols most commonly associated with the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is hardly a comprehensive list, but something in order to wet your appetite in the hopes that you will seek out other symbols that have honored and reflected our beautiful and ...http://tomperna.org/2015/05/25/mondays-with-mary-symbols-of-the-blessed-virgin-mary/