NOVENA FOR OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL (mtcarmel.htm)


    Novena to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel


          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 us in our necessity! O Star of the Sea, help and protect us! Show us that you are our Mother!
          (pause and mention petitions)
          Our Father...
          Hail Mary... Glory Be...
            O Mary, Conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!
            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.
            St. Joseph, Friend of the Sacred Heart, pray for us.
            St. Joseph, Chaste Spouse of Mary, pray for us.
            St. Joseph, Our Patron, pray for us.
            O sweet Heart of Mary, be my Salvation!


          Most Holy Mary, Our Mother, in your great love for us you gave us the Holy Scapular of Mount Carmel, having heard the prayers of your chosen son Saint Simon Stock. Help us now to wear it faithfully and with devotion. May it be a sign to us of our desire to grow in holiness.
          (pause and mention petitions)
          Our Father...
          Hail Mary... Glory Be...
            O Mary, Conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!
            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.
            St. Joseph, Friend of the Sacred Heart, pray for us.
            St. Joseph, Chaste Spouse of Mary, pray for us.
            St. Joseph, Our Patron, pray for us.
            O sweet Heart of Mary, be my Salvation!


          O Queen of Heaven, you gave us the Scapular as an outward sign by which we might be known as your faithful children. May we always wear it with honor by avoiding sin and imitating your virtues. Help us to be faithful to this desire of ours.
          (pause and mention petitions)
          Our Father...
          Hail Mary... Glory Be...
            O Mary, Conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!
            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.
            St. Joseph, Friend of the Sacred Heart, pray for us.
            St. Joseph, Chaste Spouse of Mary, pray for us.
            St. Joseph, Our Patron, pray for us.
            O sweet Heart of Mary, be my Salvation!


          When you gave us, Gracious Lady, the Scapular as our Habit, you called us to be not only servants, but also your own children. We ask you to gain for us from your Son the grace to live as you children in joy, peace and love.
          (pause and mention petitions)
          Our Father...
          Hail Mary... Glory Be...
            O Mary, Conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!
            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.
            St. Joseph, Friend of the Sacred Heart, pray for us.
            St. Joseph, Chaste Spouse of Mary, pray for us.
            St. Joseph, Our Patron, pray for us.
            O sweet Heart of Mary, be my Salvation!


          O Mother of Fair Love, through your goodness, as your children, we are called to live in the spirit of Carmel. Help us to live in charity with one another, prayerful as Elijah of old, and mindful of our call to minister to God's people.
          (pause and mention petitions)
          Our Father...
          Hail Mary... Glory Be...
            O Mary, Conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!
            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.
            St. Joseph, Friend of the Sacred Heart, pray for us.
            St. Joseph, Chaste Spouse of Mary, pray for us.
            St. Joseph, Our Patron, pray for us.
            O sweet Heart of Mary, be my Salvation!


          With loving provident care, O Mother Most Amiable, you covered us with your Scapular as a shield of defense against the Evil One. Through your assistance, may we bravely struggle against the powers of evil, always open to your Son Jesus Christ.
          (pause and mention petitions)
          Our Father...
          Hail Mary... Glory Be...
            O Mary, Conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!
            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.
            St. Joseph, Friend of the Sacred Heart, pray for us.
            St. Joseph, Chaste Spouse of Mary, pray for us.
            St. Joseph, Our Patron, pray for us.
            O sweet Heart of Mary, be my Salvation!


          O Mary, Help of Christians, you assured us that wearing your Scapular worthily would keep us safe from harm. Protect us in both body and soul with your continual aid. may all that we do be pleasing to your Son and to you.
          (pause and mention petitions)
          Our Father...
          Hail Mary... Glory Be...
            O Mary, Conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!
            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.
            St. Joseph, Friend of the Sacred Heart, pray for us.
            St. Joseph, Chaste Spouse of Mary, pray for us.
            St. Joseph, Our Patron, pray for us.
            O sweet Heart of Mary, be my Salvation!


          You give us hope, O Mother of Mercy, that through your Scapular promise we might quickly pass through the fires of purgatory to the Kingdom of your Son. Be our comfort and our hope. Grant that our hope may not be in vain but that, ever faithful to your Son and to you, we may speedily enjoy after death the blessed company of Jesus and the saints.
          (pause and mention petitions)
          Our Father...
          Hail Mary... Glory Be...
            O Mary, Conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!
            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.
            St. Joseph, Friend of the Sacred Heart, pray for us.
            St. Joseph, Chaste Spouse of Mary, pray for us.
            St. Joseph, Our Patron, pray for us.
            O sweet Heart of Mary, be my Salvation!


          O Most Holy Mother of Mount Carmel, when asked by a saint to grant privileges to the family of Carmel, you gave assurance of your Motherly love and help to those faithful to you and to your Son. Behold us, your children. We glory in wearing your holy ha bit, which makes us members of your family of Carmel, through which we shall have your powerful protection in life, at death and even after death. Look down with love, O Gate of Heaven, on all those now in their last agony! Look down graciously, O Virgin, Flower of Carmel, on all those in need of help! Look down mercifully, O Mother of our Savior, on all those who do not know that they are numbered among your children. Look down tenderly, O Queen of All Saints, on the poor souls!
          (pause and mention petitions)
          Our Father...
          Hail Mary... Glory Be...
            O Mary, Conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!
            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.
            St. Joseph, Friend of the Sacred Heart, pray for us.
            St. Joseph, Chaste Spouse of Mary, pray for us.
            St. Joseph, Our Patron, pray for us.
            O sweet Heart of Mary, be my Salvation!

         O blessed Virgin, full of grace, Queen of all Saints, how sweet it is for me to venerate thee under the title of our Lady of Mount Carmel. It takes me back to the days of the prophet Elias, when thou wast prefigured on Mount Carmel under the form of the little cloud, from which, as it increased, there fell a kindly rain, symbolic of the sanctifying graces that come to us from thee. Even from the days of the Apostles, thou hast been honored under this mystic title; and today I am filled with joy at the thought that we are united with those first clients of thine, and in union with them we salute thee, saying: O beauty of Carmel, glory of Libanus, thou purest of lilies, mystic rose in the flowering garden of the Church. Meanwhile, O Virgin of virgins, be mindful of me in my misery, and show thyself my Mother. Shed upon me ever more and more the living light of that faith which made thee blessed; inflame me with that Heavenly love wherewith thou didst love thy dear Son, Jesus Christ. I am filled with miseries both spiritual and temporal. I am straitened by many sorrows in body and soul, and I take refuge, like a child, in the shadow of thy motherly protection. Do thou, Mother of God, who hast such power and might, obtain for me from blessed Jesus, the Heavenly gifts of humility, chastity, and meekness, which were the fairest ornaments of thine Immaculate soul. Do thou grant me to be strong in the midst of the temptations and bitterness, which so often overwhelm my spirit. And when the days of my earthly pilgrimage are accomplished according to God's holy will, grant that my soul may obtain the glory of Paradise, through the merits of Christ and thine intercession. Amen.





NOVENA LEADING TO THE FEAST OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL