Pope Francis General Audience of April 26, 2023
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July 7th to 15th, 2023
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.
Patroness of all who wear the scapular,
Pray for us.
Our Dear Friends of Carmel,
As the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel draws near, we invite you, from your own homes, to join with us in offering nine days of prayer in preparation for this great feast of Mary, Mother and Queen of Carmel, on July 16th. We will pray the novena prayer (O Beautiful Flower of Carmel – see above) beginning July 7th and ending on July 15th. Your intentions will be placed near the statue of Our Blessed Mother here in our monastery.
A plenary indulgence may be gained on July 16th, by visiting a Carmelite chapel and reciting the Our Father and the Creed. The three following conditions must also be fulfilled: 10 Eucharistic communion, 20 a prayer for the Pope’s intentions, 3) the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Both sacraments may be received within 8 days before or after July 16th.
Rev. Rudoph D’Souza, O.C.D. will be here to celebrate the Thanksgiving Mass in honour of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. It will be on Sunday July 16th, 2023 at 2:00pm. We would be delighted if you could attend.
Let us trust in Our Lady’s motherly intercession before Jesus, to obtain for us every grace and blessing.
Your humble Sisters and Servants in Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
The Carmelite Nuns