15 Jul Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Mary our Sister.
The mediaeval Church had a deep and strong devotion to Mary, so there was nothing surprising in the fact that the first hermits on Mount Carmel dedicated their little chapel to Our Lady. More significant was the title they chose for themselves: Brothers of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel.
Carmel has always retained this sense of kinship with Mary, a family bond. She is our Mother, our Queen, our Model, our Intercessor, but she is also our Sister, one who walks beside us on the journey of life, along the path of faith, accompanying, supporting and encouraging us.
May Our Lady of Mount Carmel bless you.