I want to send you an affectionate greeting with my most sincere congratulations. I hope that the feast and all the celebrations of these days (novenas, processions, religious and cultural events, etc.) will be an occasion to honor Mary under this title so popular and endearing and so dear to all of us Carmelites. May these celebrations touch our hearts, inspire our living of the charism, and transform our lives so that we become more and more faithful to the values of the Gospel.
2017 Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel. This year our reflections for this beautiful feast will focus on the scapular, which is a reflection in miniature of the habit worn by the friars, nuns and lay Carmelites as a sign of their vocation and devotion. Read on for details about the schedule — including dates, times, and locations — for this year’s novena at Holy Spirit Church.