July 15, 2013 – “Our Lady of Mt. Carmel”
// July 15th, 2013 // Carmelite Conversations
Have you ever wondered why there is an ‘Our Lady of Mt. Carmel?’ Or what it is that is unique about this title for our Blessed Mother? In this conversation, originally presented on the eve of the feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Mark and Frances discuss the history of the title Our Blessed Mother took, and how it became the source of the Order we know today as Carmelites. They also discuss the different stages of transition through the history of the Order, and perhaps most importantly, they present some of the unique aspects of this title. They discuss the significance of the location of Mt. Carmel, its history as a rich garden of flowers, a region which produces both wine and healing oils, and the place of battle for Elijah. Mark and Frances also discuss what is unique about Mary’s patronage over the Order of Carmel, and the benefits its members enjoy through their special relationship with her.