July 16th is the Feast Day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the patroness of our school.
Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel - July 16
Prayer: Blessed Mother of Carmel, ask Jesus to help us to be like you, his Mother. Teach us to pray as you did, to listen to God speaking in the silence of our hearts. Ask Jesus to give us the grace to recognize the presence of His Father in all the events of our lives and to learn to call on the Holy Spirit to guide our actions. May our prayers through the novena help us to be more loving, gentle, and kind. Grant our prayers and bring peace to our hearts, families, and our world. Amen.
May Mary's pilgrimage of faith strengthen us in our vocation. Amen.
May Mary's loving desire that her Son's words are heeded hasten Christian unity. Amen.
May Mary's motherly intercession make us worthy of the promises of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Mary is the daughter of God our Creator, spouse of God the Holy Spirit and Mother of God the Son.
Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Please join us in praying the Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the patroness of our school. To Jesus through Mary has always been part of the prayer life of our Church and we join in that prayer life. Carmelite Spirituality teaches us to relate to God in prayer as a friend, a lover, a protector. Mary knew God this way or how could she have responded to the Angel Gabriel with her words: "Be it done unto me according to your word."
We also believe that God is present in all the events of life, just as Mary knew the presence of God when the Angel spoke the words, "Hail Mary full of grace." As we pray the novena together may we find guidance and insights into the truth of our lives and our world; pray for justice and peace to prosper in our days; grow in love for God, for one another; and bring Christ into the world of all whom we meet because of our kindness and compassion. God bless you.