Tuesday, June 27, 2006

58th Annual Outdoor Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel, July 8th-16th, 2006

We invite you to be
with us everyday of the nine days of
our outdoor Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel

We hope you will be able to join us each evening in
A pilgrimage to Our Lady's Shrine
and participate with us in the
Daily Sacrifice of the Mass
beginning at 8:00 p.m.
in the Garden of Carmel
We are offering to you as
Your own Special Day of Prayer

JULY 8th
for you and your loved ones and all your intentions.

THE ROSARY IS RECITED IN THE AIR-CONDITIONED CHAPEL EACH EVENING AT 7:15 P.M. PRIOR TO THE OUTDOOR NOVENA SERVICES FOR ANYONE WHO WISHES TO ATTEND AND AT 7:55 P.M. THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

HOLY MASS WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO RECEIVE THE EUCHARIST WILL BE OFFERED EVERY NIGHT AT 8:00 P.M. WITH NOVENA PRAYERS AND HOMILY.

A PLENARY INDULGENCE IS GRANTED FOR EACH VISIT MADE TO OUR CHAPEL FROM NOON ON JULY 15TH THROUGH JULY 16TH UNDER THE USUAL CONDITIONS OF CONFESSION AND HOLY COMMUNION WITH PRAYERS FOR THE HOLY FATHER'S INTENTIONS.

Discalced Carmelite Nuns
Carmelite Monastery
9150 Clayton Road
Saint Louis, Missouri 63124-1898


This is always a big event; arrive early for the Rosary in the beautiful chapel, unless you want to kneel on the hard floor for 25 minutes (which is anyway a good mortification). Blessing of the Brown Scapular is offered during the Novena. Mass is held rain or shine; this time of year you can expect at least one night of rain, so you might want to bring an umbrella and something to kneel on.

The Carmelites follow the example of St. Elijah, the Old Testament prophet associated with Mount Carmel in the Holy Land, and the Blessed Virgin Mary, under her title of "Star of the Sea", based on 1 Kings 18:41-45. The Discalced Carmelites live under a strict rule, with "discalced" meaning "shoeless".


Links:

A brief history of the Carmelites
Official website of the Discalced Carmelites
Discalced Carmelite Nuns of Saint Louis
Order of Carmel Discalced Secular in Saint Louis (home of the Podcast "Meditations from Carmel")

1 comment:

  1. Enjoy reading your posts!
    This is one of the best I have seen for the content of the often misunderstood cloister of women religious!
    Thanks for taking the time to make this one!

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