Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 23:15
Today we mark the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, a feast celebrated across the whole world. The National Shrine of Saint Jude wish you a happy and blessed Feast day!
Pictured above is the statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Saint Thérèse. Saint Thérèse is linked up with Our Blessed Lady of Mount Carmel and the Holy Child. The roses which she distributes come to her from the Holy Child by favour of Our Blessed Lady. In other words, the Shrine links up St. Thérèse of Lisieux with Our Blessed Lady of Mount Carmel and the Holy Child.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us. Saint Jude, pray for us.
Pray for us ever, Holy Mother of God.
Pray for us, whatever be our cross,
as we pass along our way.
Pray for us, and we shall rise again,
though we have fallen.
Pray for us when sorrow,
anxiety or sickness comes upon us.
Pray for us when we are prostrate
under the power of temptation.
(Blessed John Henry Newman)