Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Novena to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel- Ninth Day

O Most Holy Mother of Mount Carmel, when asked by a saint to grant privileges to the family of Carmel, you gave assurance of your motherly love and help to those faithful to you and to your Son.  Behold us, your children.  We glory in wearing your holy habit, which makes us members of your family of Carmel, through which we shall have your powerful protection in life, at death and even after death.  Look down with love, O Gate of Heaven, on all those in their last agony!  Look down graciously, O Virgin Flower of Carmel, on all those in need of help!  Look down mercifully, O Mother of our Savior, on all those who do not know that they are numbered among your children.  Look down tenderly, O Queen of All Saints, on the poor souls! 

(Pause and mention petitions)

Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory Be..
Loving Mother, I place this cause in your hands!
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us!

Act of Consecration to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
O Mary, Queen and Mother of Carmel, I come today to consecrate myself to you, for my whole life is a but a small return for the many graces and blessings that have come from God to me through your hands.  Since you regard with an eye of special kindness those who wear your Scapular, I implore you to strengthen my weakness with your power, to enlighten the darkness of my mind with your wisdom, to increase in me Faith, Hope and Charity, that I may render, day by day, my debt of humble homage to you.  May your Scapular keep your eyes of mercy towards me and bring your special protection in the daily struggle to be faithful to your Divine Son and to you.  May it separate me from all that is sinful in life and remind me constantly of my duty to behold you and clothe myself with your virtues.  From henceforth I shall strive to live in the sweet companionship of your spirit, to offer all to Jesus through you, and to make my life the mirror of your humility, charity, patience, meekness and prayerfulness.  O dearest Mother, support me by your never failing love that I, an unworthy sinner, may come one day to exchange your Scapular for the wedding garment of heaven and dwell with you and the Saints of Carmel in the kingdom of your Son.  Amen.

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