July 13 – Memorial of Saint Teresa of Jesus “of Los Andes,” Virgin

July 13th, 2018 by Gabriel McAuliffe

You may find the Carmelite Proper Offices for the Memorial of Saint Teresa of Jesus “of Los Andes,” Virgin, courtesy of the Discalced Carmelites of Canada.

Santa_Teresa_de_Los_Andes

 

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July 12 – Optional Memorial of Saints Louis and Zelie Martin

July 11th, 2018 by Gabriel McAuliffe

You may find information for the optional memorial of Saints Louis and Zelie Martin from the Shrine of this wonderful couple and the proper prayer below.

We of the Northern California Region are fortunate to have them as our patrons, which includes Communities and Groups in the following California locations of Auburn, Berkeley, Carmel, Ferndale, Gilroy, Lodi, Modesto, Oakville (2), Red Bluff, Sacramento, San Francisco (2), San Jose (2), San Rafael, and Santa Clara.

Louis and Zelie Martin

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O God,
who gave to Blessed Louis and Marie Zélie
the grace to lead a life of holiness
as Christian spouses and parents,
grant that, through their intercession and example
we may be able to love and serve you faithfully
living worthily our own vocation.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God for ever and ever. Amen.

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July 7 – 15: Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel

July 6th, 2018 by Gabriel McAuliffe

Virgin del Carmel

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Prayer for Every Day

Immaculate Virgin and Queen of Carmel, you are the hope of the suffering and the consolation of the afflicted.  Look not upon my sins, but remember only that I am a poor soul redeemed by the Precious Blood of your Son, and that my heart is sealed with your Son, and that my heart is sealed with your holy Scapular.  Hear my prayer and if it be for the glory of God, your honor and for the salvation of my soul, grant what I ask in this Novena.  Amen.

First Day

Prayer.  The beauty of Carmel and the Glory of Lebanon are given to you in your Immaculate Conception, O Blessed Queen of Carmel!  I also rise from the sea of this world, not like you all pure and Immaculate, but full of sin. Help me, look upon me with your eyes of mercy.  Amen.

Hail Mary (three times).

FLOWER of Carmel,
Tall vine blossom laden;
Splendor of heaven,
Childbearing yet maiden.
None equals thee.

Mother so tender,
Who no man didst know,
On Carmel’s children
Thy favors bestow.
Star of the Sea.

Second Day

Prayer.  I give thanks to you O Virgin Mother of Carmel, for the gift of your holy Scapular, the sign of your Confraternity:  O my Mother, make me worthy to wear your sacred livery, and may my heart ever be pure, free from every stain of sin.  Amen.

Hail Mary (three times).

FLOWER of Carmel,
Tall vine blossom laden;
Splendor of heaven,
Childbearing yet maiden.
None equals thee.

Mother so tender,
Who no man didst know,
On Carmel’s children
Thy favors bestow.
Star of the Sea.

Third Day

Prayer.  Virgin Mother of Carmel, remember me who am consecrated to you by the holy Scapular, I place my trust in you, O Flower of Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Ever-Immaculate Queen.  O Mother mild, implore your Son to hear my prayer now and at the hour of my death.  Amen.

Hail Mary (three times).

FLOWER of Carmel,
Tall vine blossom laden;
Splendor of heaven,
Childbearing yet maiden.
None equals thee.

Mother so tender,
Who no man didst know,
On Carmel’s children
Thy favors bestow.
Star of the Sea.

Fourth Day

Prayer.  I thank you my Lady and Mother, for the gift of your holy Scapular.  You know well my weakness and my malice, but I trust in you and under your protection I take refuge.  O holy Mother of Mt. Carmel, despise not my petitions in my necessities, but deliver me from all danger.  Amen.

Hail Mary (three times).

FLOWER of Carmel,
Tall vine blossom laden;
Splendor of heaven,
Childbearing yet maiden.
None equals thee.

Mother so tender,
Who no man didst know,
On Carmel’s children
Thy favors bestow.
Star of the Sea.

Fifth Day

Prayer.  Queen and beauty of Carmel, your glance is love, hope and sweetness.  As the rays of the sun color the flowers, so also your glance gives to the soul strength and beauty.  May I remain ever before you my Mother, and turn your eyes of mercy on me.  Amen.

Hail Mary (three times).

FLOWER of Carmel,
Tall vine blossom laden;
Splendor of heaven,
Childbearing yet maiden.
None equals thee.

Mother so tender,
Who no man didst know,
On Carmel’s children
Thy favors bestow.
Star of the Sea.

Sixth Day

Prayer.  O dear Mother of Carmel, I love you more than I can express, more than my very soul can conceive.  I reverence you, I praise you, O sacred Virgin, whose chaste womb bore the Son of the Most High God.  Bless me and deliver me from all evil.  Amen.

Hail Mary (three times).

FLOWER of Carmel,
Tall vine blossom laden;
Splendor of heaven,
Childbearing yet maiden.
None equals thee.

Mother so tender,
Who no man didst know,
On Carmel’s children
Thy favors bestow.
Star of the Sea.

Seventh Day

Prayer.  Most loving Virgin of Carmel, I acknowledge gratefully your immense goodness towards me; hear my prayer and after this my exile, show unto me the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus, O most clement, O most loving, O most sweet, Virgin Mary.  Amen.

Hail Mary (three times).

FLOWER of Carmel,
Tall vine blossom laden;
Splendor of heaven,
Childbearing yet maiden.
None equals thee.

Mother so tender,
Who no man didst know,
On Carmel’s children
Thy favors bestow.
Star of the Sea.

Eighth Day

Prayer.  O Mother of Carmel, when my last hour shall sound; when I shall take your holy Scapular into my trembling hands, fill my heart with confidence in it, and O my loving Mother, receive my soul and offer it to your sweet Jesus.  Amen.

Hail Mary (three times).

FLOWER of Carmel,
Tall vine blossom laden;
Splendor of heaven,
Childbearing yet maiden.
None equals thee.

Mother so tender,
Who no man didst know,
On Carmel’s children
Thy favors bestow.
Star of the Sea.

Ninth Day

Prayer.  O Mary, most holy Mother of Carmel, Virgin of Virgins, Sanctuary of the Blessed Trinity, Mirror of the Angels, Assured Refuge of Sinners!  Have compassion on me in my sufferings, listen to my sighs with clemency, intercede for me with your Son.  Amen.

Hail Mary (three times).

FLOWER of Carmel,
Tall vine blossom laden;
Splendor of heaven,
Childbearing yet maiden.
None equals thee.

Mother so tender,
Who no man didst know,
On Carmel’s children
Thy favors bestow.
Star of the Sea.

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June 7 – Memorial of Blessed Anne of Saint Bartholomew, Virgin

June 6th, 2018 by Gabriel McAuliffe

You may find the Carmelite Proper Offices for the Memorial of Blessed Anne of Saint Bartholomew, Virgin, courtesy of the Discalced Carmelites of Canada.

Ana_de_San_Bartolomé

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May 29 – Optional Memorial of Blessed Elisha of St. Clement, Virgin

May 29th, 2018 by Gabriel McAuliffe

You may find the Carmelite Proper Offices for the Optional Memorial of Blessed Elisha of St. Clement, Virgin, courtesy of the Discalced Carmelites of Canada.

The Generalate has a webpage dedicated to one of our newest beatified Carmelites.

La_Beata_Elia_di_San_Clemente_2014-02-13_12-48

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May 25 – Memorial of Saint Mary Magdalen de’ Pazzi, Virgin

May 24th, 2018 by Gabriel McAuliffe

You may find the Carmelite Proper Offices for the Memorial of Saint Mary Magdalen de’ Pazzi, Virgin, courtesy of the Discalced Carmelites of Canada.

Moya-pazzis

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