"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel


O Mother of Carmel!
Vine blossom laden,
Holy and singular
Virgin untainted.
Mother divine,
sweet Lady mine.
Look upon your sinner,
hopeless and unworthy,
orphaned and abandoned,
O show thyself
my Mother.

O Mary,
my blessed Lady,
I your unworthy servant,
place all my confidence
in Thee.

O Thou art all fair
O Mary,
and the original stain 
is not in Thee.

O Mary!
Make my body pure,
my spirit holy!

Draw me,
and we will run 
in the odor of Thy ointments.

O Mary!
What praise can I offer Thee?

Hail!
Hail Mary!
Hail Mother of God!
Hail our life, our sweetness, and our hope!


3 comments:

  1. Terry,
    You are a good son to our Lady.

    Katie

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  2. OurLady of Mount Carmel has an important role in today's world. She appeared at Garabandal in 1961. The scapular and rosary are two potent prayer weapons at our disposal. Some think 2017 is an important date in prophetic fulfillment. One hundred years since Fatima, Conchita, the primary visionary from Garabandal, prayerfully awaits the Warning to begin. Medjurgorie remains an active ministry awaiting Vatican ruling. It does seem that the forces are gathering for something significant.

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  3. Happy Feast Day! I was blessed to go to Mass this morning and not only lead the second decade of the Rosary but I also got to do the readings - wonderful way to serve Our Lady and celebrate her special day :)

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