Happy Feast Day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel!

07-15-2018The Sisters Corner

Tomorrow is a great feast for all the Church and especially for us, as a parish. Tomorrow we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, it is a day to remember her and celebrate her constant presence in our lives.

It is not a coincidence that our Parish has her name... Have you thought about that?

For us, it is a blessing to be serving in a Parish that is consecrated to her. Mary is very important in our lives and our vocations as Servants of the Plan of God. One of the promises we make as a part of our consecration is a consecration to her. We promise to love Jesus like she did and to help her announce God and take others to Him. 

Many Saints have encouraged Christians to become closer to her. Mary not only protects us but also helps us to be closer to Jesus. We share with you a beautiful quote from St. Bernard of Claravaux: "In dangers, in doubts, in difficulties, think of Mary, call upon Mary. Let not her name depart from your lips, never suffer it to leave your heart. And that you may obtain the assistance of her prayer, neglect not to walk in her footsteps. With her for guide, you shall never go astray; while invoking her, you shall never lose heart; so long as she is in your mind, you are safe from deception; while she holds your hand, you cannot fall; under her protection you have nothing to fear; if she walks before you, you shall not grow weary; if she shows you favor, you shall reach the goal."

Let's celebrate with her this beautiful feast, and as Catholics, let´s ask ourselves: How close do I have her in my life and in my heart?