Today is a special day for all who wear the scapular, especially for Carmelites. It is the feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.
Assumption Grotto is the home base for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary secular Carmelites (discalced) which meet at the parish on First Saturday's starting with an added Mass time of 8:30am and ending around Noon following refreshments, business meeting, and formation. Scrolling here will offer some info and good Carmelite articles.
From the Catholic Encyclopedia:
This feast was instituted by the Carmelites between 1376 and 1386 under the title "Commemoratio B. Marif Virg. duplex" to celebrate the victory of their order over its enemies EWTN's page on the Brown Scapular
on obtaining the approbation of its name and constitution from Honorius III on 30 Jan., 1226 (see Colvenerius, "Kal. Mar.", 30 Jan. "Summa Aurea", III, 737). The feast was assigned to 16 July, because on that date in 1251, according to Carmelite traditions, the scapular was given by the Blessed Virgin to St. Simon Stock; it was first approved by Sixtus V in 1587. After Cardinal Bellarmine had examined the Carmelite traditions in 1609, it was declared the patronal feast of the order.........
it was extended to the entire Latin Church by Benedict XIII. The lessons contain the legend of the scapular; the promise of the Sabbatine privilege was inserted into the lessons by Paul V about 1614. The Greeks of southern Italy and the Catholic Chaldeans have adopted this feast of the "Vestment of the Blessed Virgin Mary". The object of the feast is the special predilection of Mary for those who profess themselves her servants by wearing her scapular
Propers for Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (1962 Missal)
At Assumption Grotto, the 7:30am Mass that takes place Monday thru Saturday always uses the 1962 missal and it is typically a sung high Mass. If you are going to Assumption Grotto and do not have a Missal, you can find the propers for today in this page for the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel at the Tridentine Latin Missal Project site. You can use this for most Sundays and major feasts, as well, so book mark it.
Other good reads found or sent to me today:
- The most extraordinary event in English history => good music (Rorate Caeli)
- The Brown Scapular turns 760 years old today (Canterbury Tales)
- Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Catholic Seeking)
- Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Blessed John Paul II (Dr. Lilles)
- Fr. Bonaventure - Mt. Carmel Spirituality => Podcast (Air Maria)
- EWTN's page on the brown scapular
- St. Simon Stock and the Brown Scapular (Theotokos)
- A Brief Catechism on the Brown Scapular
Carmelite Items (move through the items with the two arrows; when you click on the one in the center, it will take you to that page at Amazon).
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