She Only Speaks the Truth!

"Mount Carmel" sounds like a Marian candy of some sort, or some distant cousin of the Big Rock Candy Mountain, and yet according to the Scriptures, the prophet Elijah dwelt on Mount Carmel, facing down the prophets of Ba'al there and working mighty signs and wonders in the name of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

The Carmelite order claims a certain spiritual connection to the ancient prophet, and honors Mary under the title of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. It's a fitting title for she whom we call "Mary, Queen of Prophets," who foretold the honor which would be given her till the end of time: "behold, from now on will all ages call me blessed" (Lk 1:48). Yes, she was blessed above all others, for she bore God Incarnate in her womb for nine months, giving Him bone of her bone, and flesh of her flesh, and blood of her blood. She raised Him with Joseph, her most chaste spouse, and God was obedient to them as a devout Jewish son would inevitably be. She is called blessed by Christians everywhere in every age, and so it will always be into eternity.

Let us mark this feast day with a special Rosary for all those who are called to be prophets in this age of confusion. Let us all enroll ourselves and our loved ones in the brown scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, entrusting ourselves to her prayers and protection, living life always under the mantle of the Blessed Virgin Mary.




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