May 16 is also the feast of St. Simon Stock, to whom Our Lady gave the Holy Scapular of Mt. Carmel. It is believed by some that children born on this day have a particular devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mt. Carmel and her Holy Habit. To learn more about St. Simon, click here.
(BTW - If any of my readers know where I may obtain a large cord of St. Francis - as the friars and nuns wear, please let me know. Thanks. As a III Order Franciscan, I hope to be buried in one.)