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Today is the Feast of Our Mother of Divine Grace, July 23rd. Read more at Fountain of Elias: Mater Gratiae.

 

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Pope Benedict XVI’s message  marking the 450th anniversary of the  Carmelite reform by St. Teresa of Avila. Read the message here

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July 16th is the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and is the principle feast for all who wear the Brown Scapular. The Brown Scapular is an outward sign of the protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our sister, mother and queen. It is a symbol of her protection to the Carmelite Order which includes all its members and associates. Anyone who wears the scapular and practices the spirituality of the Carmelite Order has an affiliation to the Carmelite family and shares in the graces traditionally associated with the Brown Scapular.

Some basics of Carmelite spirituality would be:
-frequent participation in Mass and receiving Holy Communion
-reading and meditation on Sacred Scripture
-praying the Liturgy of the Hours, or part of them
-devotion and imitation of Mary the woman of faith who hears the Word of God and puts it intopractice
-practicing virtue, particularly charity, chastity (according to one’s state of life) and obedience to God’s will

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Lord,
you have given to Blessed Louis and Marie Zélie
the grace to lead a life of holiness as Christian spouses and parents.
Grant that through their intercession and example
each of us may be able to love and serve you faithfully,
living worthily our own vocation.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

 

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Mulling over the Eternal Word and keeping the Truth in the heart…. read more of this great post by Dr. Anthony Lilles at Beginning to Pray

 

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