Blessing and Protection With Our Lady of Carmen
The Virgin of Carmen is usually petitioned for blessing, to strengthen faith, and to protect against evil.
Our Lady of Carmen, also known as Our Lady of Mount Carmel, is a title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary in her role as the patroness of the Carmelite Order. The title refers to Mount Carmel, a mountain range in present-day Israel, which holds significance in both the Old Testament and the New Testament.
According to tradition, the Carmelite Order traces its origins back to the prophet Elijah, who is believed to have lived on Mount Carmel. The Carmelite monks and nuns see themselves as spiritual descendants of Elijah and regard Mary as their spiritual mother and protector.
Our Lady of Carmen is venerated as the patroness of the Carmelites and is celebrated on July 16th in the liturgical calendar. The scapular, a devotional garment consisting of two pieces of cloth with a cord, known as the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, is closely associated with devotion to Our Lady of Carmen. Wearing the scapular is seen as a sign of consecration to Mary and a source of spiritual protection.
Use our 7 day candle Our Lady of Mount Carmel devotional candle (vela de Virgen del Carmen) for spiritual protection.
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 you are my Mother.
O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to you!
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!
Saint Joseph, friend of the Sacred Heart, Pray for us! Saint Joseph, chaste spouse of Mary, Pray for us! Saint Joseph, our protector, Pray for us!
O sweet Heart of Mary, be our salvation!