Our Lady of Mount Carmel – july 16th

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The devotion to the Lady of Mount Carmel is a type of Marian mercy lived and promoted by the Family of the Carmelo. It is a devotion which has had wide spread among the faithful because it is easy and agrees with whichever mentality and continues to produce great spiritual fruits.

It places at the first place the Inner attitude, the simple, spontaneous and filial love coming from a free and total consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Carmel Mount.

Devotions

Like all true devotions, it comes from the authentic faith making you to recognise the greatness of the Mother of God and driving to the filial love towards the Lady and to the imitation of Her virtues.
To express and to manifest the initiative of the maternal love of Mary and our will to be “property” of Mary, there is the SCAPULAR Of the CARMINE. Pious XII defined it “Marian garment” for antonomasia and called it “sign and guarantee of the protection of the Mother of God”.

The Scapular is sign of the protection of the Mother of God for those people who love Her: it is the symbol of belonging and consecration to Mary helping Her sons in life, in death and after death.
Besides to be sign of the protection of the Most Holy Mary against the dangers of the soul and the body, the Scapular is above all a means to make us to live in obedience of Jesus Christ and in imitation of Mary, His Mother. Who is wearing the Scapular professes that “he belongs to Our Lady”, as Pious XII said, and that he behaves himself as Her true son whenever and wherever.

Who receives the Scapular is admitted in the Family of the Carmelo, he shares merits, graces and Indulgences of the Order as well as all benefits coming from good and prayers within the Order.

The DELIVERY of the Scapular, also said ceremony of taking the habit, can be made by whichever priest. The first scapular must be of cloth, blessed and imposed by a priest. When it must be replaced, another blessing is no more requested. It can be used the Ritual formula or the simple sign of cross.
The Scapular can be replaced with a blessed medal with the image of the Lady under whichever title – preferably of the Carmine – on one side and the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the other side.

The faithful promises: to wear the Scapular of cloth or the Medal-Scapular night and day;

to do every day an action of Marian mercy (for example: the Rosary, or 7 Hail Mary, or at least an Hail Queen); to pray for the Scapular of the Carmine and go on loving Mary with a valid witness of Christian life.
The Scapular is not an amulet which promotes superstition, but it is a token of the predilection of Our Lady, a call-back to the exercise of the charity and a profession of consecration and belonging to the Mother and Queen of the Carmelo.

The privileges

The privileges of the Scapular are graces and favours that the Lady obtains from Christ for Her devout sons, as reward of their dedication and this promise might have been made by Our Lady to Saint Simon Stock and to Pope John XXII.

The Eternal Salvation

The blessed Virgin said: “This is the privilege that I grant to you and to all the Carmelites: anyone who dies with this scapular will not suffer the eternal fire”.
Pious XII said in his celebrating speech: “How many good souls have had their supreme conversion and their eternal salvation also in humanly hopeless circumstances thanks to the Scapular that they wore! Moreover how many people have felt the maternal protection of Mary in the dangers of the body and the soul thanks to it! The devotion to the Scapular has made rivers of spiritual and temporal graces to be poured onto the world”.

The Saturday’s Privilege

The Lady has promised to preserve Her devout people, wearing the scapular, and to free them from the Purgatory on the first Saturday after their death.
Pious XII assures the devout of the Scapular that the very blessed Mother will not forget to ask God with the prayer that Her sons, who are expiating their sins in the Purgatory, reach the heavenly home as soon as possible, according to the so called “Saturday’s privilege” handed on by tradition “. Read more…

May – the month of Mary

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The recitation of the Rosary is not a matter of repeating formulas, but to enter into confidential conversation of Mary, to convey a feeling, to trust penalties, to open her heart and, finally, to accept the will of God.

Promises to the Blessed Alan de La Roche

  1. To all those who will say the Rosary devoutly, I promise my special protection and very great graces.
  2. Who perseveres to say the Rosary he will receive very precious graces.
  3. The Rosary is a powerful arm against hell; it will destroy vices, it will free from sin, it will dissipate heresies.
  4. The Rosary will make virtues and good works to flourish and it will grant the souls the most mercy of God; it will replace the vain love of the world with the love of God in the heart of the men, and will drive their desire up to the celestial and eternal goods.
  5. Who relies on me saying the Rosary, he will not be overwhelmed with adversities.
  6. Who says the Rosary devoutly and meditates the mysteries, he will not be punished by the justice of God, if he is sinner, he will be converted; the just will grow in the grace and he will become worthy of the eternal life.
  7. The truly devout people to my Rosary, in the time of their death, will not die without Sacraments.
  8. Those who say my Rosary will find the light of God and the fullness of His graces in their life and in the time of their death and will share the merits of the Blessed people in Heaven.
  9. Every day I will free from the Purgatory souls devout to my Rosary.
  10. The true sons of my Rosary will enjoy a great glory in heaven.
  11. You will obtain whatever you ask with my Rosary.
  12. I will help in their needs all those who spread my Rosary.
  13. I was grant by my Son that all people devout to the Rosary have the Saints of Heaven as brethren during their life and in the time of their death.
  14. Those who say my Rosary faithfully are all my beloved sons, brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ.
  15. The devotion to my Rosary is a great sign of predestination.

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Our Lady of Lourdes – february 11th

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“I am the Immaculate Conception.”

Lourdes is situated in a picturesque location at the foot of the Pyrenees, Tarbes-Lourdes call from the time of St. Pius X. In 1858 it was inhabited by only 4,000 people. Near the town is the Cave of Massabielle, a lonely place and infamous. A girl of 14 years very good, but sick and lacking in any culture, named Bernadette Soubirous (1844-1879) was blessed in 1858 by eighteen apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

First appearance (11 February) – With three younger sisters and other girls, the little seer was busy collecting firewood on the banks of the Gave River, came near the Grotto of Massabielle, Bernadette describes the encounter: “all of a I felt a sudden loud noise like a clap of thunder. I looked right, left and trees on the shore, but nothing was moving, I thought that I cheated, but I heard a new sound like the first, Oh! Then I was afraid and I stood up. I did not know what to think, when turning his head toward the cave; I saw one of the openings in the rock just a wild rose acted as if there was a strong wind. Almost at the same time a cloud came from inside the cave gold and soon after, a beautiful young lady, as I had never seen, dressed in white with a blue band that ran down the dress, had about a foot pink gold that shone on his arm and wore a white rosary beads from, connected by a chain of gold shining like the two roses at the foot. The Lady was to be located at the entrance of the bullet above the wild rose. Now he looked at me, smiled, and waved me forward, as if she were my mom. The fear I had passed, but I felt I no longer know where I was. I rubbed my eyes, but the Lady was still there who kept smiling at me and made me realize that I’m not mistaken. Without realizing what I was doing, took the rosary from his pocket and sat on his knees. Mrs. approved with a nod and took her fingers holding the rosary beads on his right arm. When I wanted to start praying the Rosary and put his hand to his forehead, my arm remained paralyzed, and only after it was marked the Lady, even I could do like you Mrs. left me alone to pray, meant to pass between the finger the beads of the crown, but did not speak, only at the end of every ten said to me: Gloria Patri, et Son, et Holy Spirit. After the rosary the Lady returned to the rock and the golden cloud disappeared with her”. Read more…