SCAPULAR NOVENA OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL
The Promise of Our Lady
“Take this Scapular. Whosoever dies wearing it shall not suffer
eternal fire. It shall be a sign of salvation, a protection in danger,
and a pledge of peace.”
Mary watches over her loved ones. She has a Mother’s love
for those who profess openly before the world their love for her.
So she watches with eagerness and guards with care those who wear
her uniform and profess by her scapular their consecration to her.
A wedding ring is a sign of love pledged and fidelity preserved.
A locket is eternal reminder of the one whose picture the locket
A scapular is public manifestation in the sight of God, of men,
and of angels that we belong to Mary, that we love her virtues,
and that we are trying to live her life before all observers…
a beautiful “spectacle for God and men.”
How wise are those who in this age of temptations mark themselves
clearly as Mary’s property. Mary guards her own. She will
How full of divine common sense are they who make it clear that
they want Mary near them in danger and that they hope her eyes will
find them easily when they are in peril. Mary watches over her own.
She has no doubt that those who are marked clearly with her uniform
are her own.
Confident in the protection that Mary grants to those who are her
own we say:
The Prayer of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
O God, who has honored the Order of Carmel with the special title
of thy Blessed Mother Mary, ever Virgin, grant in thy mercy that
we who keep her memory this day may be shielded by her protection
and be found worthy to attain unto joy eternal. Who livest and reignest
with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that
anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help or sought
your intercession, was left unaided.
Inspired with this confidence, I fly to you, O virgin of virgins,
my Mother; to you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in
your mercy hear and answer me. Amen.
Act of Consecration
Virgin Mother of God, Mary Immaculate, we dedicate and consecrate
ourselves to you under the title of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. May
this scapular be for each one of us a sure sign of your affection
for us and a constant reminder of our duties toward you. Ever while
wearing it, may we be blessed by your loving protection and preserved
in the grace of your Son.
Most powerful Virgin, Mother of our Savior, keep us close to you
every moment of our lives. Obtain for us, your children, the grace
of a happy death; so that in union with you, we may enjoy the blessing
of heaven forever. Amen.
Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to you.
“Glorify this mystery by word and work.”
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and kindle
in them the fire of your love. Send forth your spirit, and they
shall be created; and you shall renew the face of the earth.
O God, you instructed the hearts of the faithful by the light of
the Holy Spirit. Grant us in the same spirit to be truly wise and
ever to rejoice in His consolation, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to
Lord Jesus Christ, you have been pleased to glorify by numberless
miracles the Blessed Virgin Mary, immaculate from the first moment
of her conception. Grant that all who devoutly implore her scapular
on earth may eternally enjoy your presence in heaven, who with the
Father and the Holy Spirit, live and reign, God, forever and ever.
Lord Jesus Christ, for the accomplishment of your works, you have
chosen the weak things of the world, that no flesh may glory in
your sight. And for a better belief in Out Lady of Mount Carmel,
you have wished that the scapular be filled with like humility,
we may glorify this mystery be word and work. Amen.
“His Greater Glory”
Immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ and our
Mother, penetrated with the most lively confidence in your all-powerful
and never failing intercession, manifested so often through the
scapular, we your loving and trustful children implore you to obtain
for us the graces and favors we ask during this Novena, if they
be beneficial to our immortal soul, and the souls which we pray:
(Mention your request.)
You know, Mary, how often our souls have been the sanctuaries of
your Son who disdains iniquity. Obtain for us then a deep hatred
of sin and that purity of heart which will attach us to God alone
so that our every thought, word, and deed, may tend to his greater
Obtain for us also a spirit of prayer and self-denial that we may
recover by penance what we have lost by sin and at length attain
to that blessed abode where you are queen of angels and of people.