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Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel - 1st Day


A Novena to the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel

A Devotion for Those Who Wear the Brown Scapular

[Feast: 16 July. Novena begins 7 July and ends 15 July.]

Preparatory Prayer

O Glorious Queen of angels! most pure and ever-blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel! powerful advocate of all those who wear thy holy scapular! faithful protectress of all the servants of thy Son Jesus Christ! I, an unworthy sinner, do this day, in the presence of thy beloved Son, my Saviour, choose thee for my patroness, that, through thy intercession, I may receive from Him whatsoever grace may be necessary and profitable for me now and at the hour of my death. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary, three times.

Prayer

O most glorious and blessed Virgn Mary of Mount Carmel! I, an unworthy wearer of thy holy scapular, confident, however, that the Church does not call thee in vain the "refuge of sinners," do beseech thee to make me sensible of the favours thou hast conferred upon me by promoting the welfare of thy Order, that, being truly contrite for past offenses, I may, by thy aid and assistance, break the chains of my slavery, and live henceforward in the happy liberty of the children of God. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Who with the Father and the Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth, one God, world without end. Amen.

Litany of the Blessed Virgin.

[Alternate litany to Our Lady of Mount Carmel.]

Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel - 2d Day



Preparatory Prayer

O Glorious Queen of angels! most pure and ever-blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel! powerful advocate of all those who wear thy holy scapular! faithful protectress of all the servants of thy Son Jesus Christ! I, an unworthy sinner, do this day, in the presence of thy beloved Son, my Saviour, choose thee for my patroness, that, through thy intercession, I may receive from Him whatsoever grace may be necessary and profitable for me now and at the hour of my death. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary, three times.

Prayer

O Almighty and Eternal God, vouchsafe to impart to us, Thy unworthy servants, a small portion of that heavenly grace with which Thou hast been pleased to sanctify Thy servant Mary; and grant that through her intercession and protection, we may be shielded against all temptation, and be secure from all our enemies. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, word without end. Amen.

Litany of the Blessed Virgin.

[Alternate litany to Our Lady of Mount Carmel.]

Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel - 3d Day


Preparatory Prayer

O Glorious Queen of angels! most pure and ever-blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel! powerful advocate of all those who wear thy holy scapular! faithful protectress of all the servants of thy Son Jesus Christ! I, an unworthy sinner, do this day, in the presence of thy beloved Son, my Saviour, choose thee for my patroness, that, through thy intercession, I may receive from Him whatsoever grace may be necessary and profitable for me now and at the hour of my death. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary, three times.

Prayer

Remember, o most pious Virgin, it is a thing unheard of that thou hast ever forsaken those who have recourse to thee. Encouraged with this hope and confidence, my most dear Mother, I , a miserable sinner, cast myself at thy sacred feet, humbly begging that thou wilt adopt me as thy child forever, and take upon thee the care of my eternal salvation: do not, Mother of the Word Incarnate! reject my petition, but graciously hear and grant it. Amen.

Litany of the Blessed Virgin.

[Alternate litany to Our Lady of Mount Carmel.]

Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel - 4th Day


Preparatory Prayer

O Glorious Queen of angels! most pure and ever-blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel! powerful advocate of all those who wear thy holy scapular! faithful protectress of all the servants of thy Son Jesus Christ! I, an unworthy sinner, do this day, in the presence of thy beloved Son, my Saviour, choose thee for my patroness, that, through thy intercession, I may receive from Him whatsoever grace may be necessary and profitable for me now and at the hour of my death. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary, three times.

Prayer

O Most glorious and ever-blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel! I, thy unworthy child and client, sensible of the favours thou enjoyest with God, humbly present myself before thee, and beg that thou wilt intercede and obtain for me true contrition and repentance, an undefiled purity of heart, and a conscience free from sin and all offense against God; direct me, I beseech thee, in all my actions during life, and in that awful moment when my poor soul departs from my body conduct it into the presence of thy Son, there to sing His praises forever and ever. Amen.

Litany of the Blessed Virgin.

[Alternate litany to Our Lady of Mount Carmel.]

Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel - 5th Day


Preparatory Prayer

O Glorious Queen of angels! most pure and ever-blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel! powerful advocate of all those who wear thy holy scapular! faithful protectress of all the servants of thy Son Jesus Christ! I, an unworthy sinner, do this day, in the presence of thy beloved Son, my Saviour, choose thee for my patroness, that, through thy intercession, I may receive from Him whatsoever grace may be necessary and profitable for me now and at the hour of my death. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary, three times.

Prayer

O Most glorious Virgin Mother! who, by favour of thy divine Son, hast so great power in heaven and on earth, enlighten my blindness and strengthen my resolution. The zeal thou hast in promoting the welfare of thy sacred Order, and the part thou takest in seeing the grace of our Redeemer abound in us, give me a right to thy interest in this my request; and when that awful hour of death approaches, be to me, I beseech thee, a tender mother, and by thy prayers dispose thy Son Jesus Christ favourably in my regard. Amen.

Litany of the Blessed Virgin.

[Alternate litany to Our Lady of Mount Carmel.]

Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel - 6th Day



Preparatory Prayer

O Glorious Queen of angels! most pure and ever-blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel! powerful advocate of all those who wear thy holy scapular! faithful protectress of all the servants of thy Son Jesus Christ! I, an unworthy sinner, do this day, in the presence of thy beloved Son, my Saviour, choose thee for my patroness, that, through thy intercession, I may receive from Him whatsoever grace may be necessary and profitable for me now and at the hour of my death. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary, three times.

Prayer

O Most glorious and ever-virgin Mary of Mount Carmel! I offer unto thee this day all my thoughts, words, and actions; I am weak and infirm, dejected and cast down at every tribulation and terrified at the dismal prospect a review of my own interior gives me. All is misery, a continual propensity to vice and repugnance to virtue. O Mother of mercy and refuge of sinners! thou wilt not reject a contrite and humble heart. Intercede for me, I beseech thee, that I may so live in this sinful world that at the hour of death I may be worthy to be admitted into the regions of bliss. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Who with the Father and the Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth, one God, world without end. Amen.

Litany of the Blessed Virgin.

[Alternate litany to Our Lady of Mount Carmel.]

Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel - 7th Day


Preparatory Prayer

O Glorious Queen of angels! most pure and ever-blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel! powerful advocate of all those who wear thy holy scapular! faithful protectress of all the servants of thy Son Jesus Christ! I, an unworthy sinner, do this day, in the presence of thy beloved Son, my Saviour, choose thee for my patroness, that, through thy intercession, I may receive from Him whatsoever grace may be necessary and profitable for me now and at the hour of my death. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary, three times.

Prayer

O Most Holy Mary of Mount Carmel! pray for me, I beseech thee, that, through the merits of thy Son, I may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body and that I may serve Him faithfully in this life, and hereafter see, love, and enjoy Him in the kingdom of His glory. Who with the Father and the Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth, one God, word without end. Amen.

Litany of the Blessed Virgin.

[Alternate litany to Our Lady of Mount Carmel.]

Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel - 8th Day



Preparatory Prayer

O Glorious Queen of angels! most pure and ever-blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel! powerful advocate of all those who wear thy holy scapular! faithful protectress of all the servants of thy Son Jesus Christ! I, an unworthy sinner, do this day, in the presence of thy beloved Son, my Saviour, choose thee for my patroness, that, through thy intercession, I may receive from Him whatsoever grace may be necessary and profitable for me now and at the hour of my death. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary, three times.

Prayer.

O Most glorious and ever-blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel! faithful protectress of all those who wear thy holy scapular, behold thy poor servant humbly prostrate at thy feet, deploring his misery and imploring thy prayers, and beseeching thee to protect him through the stormy ocean of this tempestuous world; hear my prayers, then, O refuge of sinners! and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus, O most clement, O most loving, O most sweet Virgin Mary!

Litany of the Blessed Virgin.

[Alternate litany to Our Lady of Mount Carmel.]

Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel - 9th Day


Preparatory Prayer

O Glorious Queen of angels! most pure and ever-blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel! powerful advocate of all those who wear thy holy scapular! faithful protectress of all the servants of thy Son Jesus Christ! I, an unworthy sinner, do this day, in the presence of thy beloved Son, my Saviour, choose thee for my patroness, that, through thy intercession, I may receive from Him whatsoever grace may be necessary and profitable for me now and at the hour of my death. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary, three times.

Prayer

O Blessed finder of grace, Mother of life, Mother of salvation! may we through thee have access to thy Son; and that He Who was given us through thee may receive us through thee, may thy integrity and innocence excuse before Him the stain of our corruption; may thy abundant charity cover the multitude of our sins, and thy glorious fruitfulness supply our want of merits. Our mother, our mediatrix, our advocate! reconcile us to thy Son, commend us to thy Son, present us to thy Son; by the grace with which thou art honoured, obtain that He Who through thee put on our weakness may through thee make us partaker of His bliss and glory. Amen.

Litany of the Blessed Virgin.

[Alternate litany to Our Lady of Mount Carmel.]

Prayer at the Conclusion of the Novena

O God, Who hast deigned to honour the Order of Carmel with the glorious title of Thy Virgin Mother, grant the grace of her protection to all who celebrate this solemn commemoration, so that through her we may attain eternal happiness. Amen.

O Glorious Virgin Mary! Queen of Carmel, Mother of God and of poor sinners, special protectress of all those who wear thy holy scapular, I supplicate thee, by the glory that has been accorded thee by the Incarnate Word in choosing thee for His Mother, to obtain for me the pardon of my sins, amendment of my life, salvation of my soul, consolation in my pains, and in particular the grace I ask in this novena, provided it be conformable to the will of thy divine Son. Amen.




[The text of this novena is taken from Our Favorite Novenas, compiled from approved sources by the Very Reverend Dean A. A. Lings, published by Benziger Brothers in 1895 and bearing the imprimatur of the Most Reverend Michael Augustine, Archbishop of New York.]

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Novena in Honor of Our Holy Mother, Teresa of Avila
by St. Alphonsus Liguori


First Day - 6 October

O most amiable Lord Jesus Christ! we thank Thee for the great gift of faith and of devotion to the Holy Sacrament, which Thou didst grant to Thy beloved Teresa; we pray Thee, by Thy merits and by those of Thy faithful spouse, to grant us the gift of a lively faith, and of a fervent devotion toward the most Holy Sacrament of the altar; where Thou, O infinite Majesty! hast obliged Thyself to abide with us even to the end of the world, and wherein Thou didst so lovingly give Thy whole Self to us.

Our Father, Hail Mary & Glory be to the Father



St. Teresa, pray for us:

That we may become worthy of the promises of Jesus Christ.

Let us pray:

Graciously hear us, O God of our salvation! that as we rejoice in the commemoration of the blessed virgin Teresa, so we may be nourished by her heavenly doctrine, and draw from thence the fervour of a tender devotion; through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.


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Novena in Honor of Our Holy Mother, Teresa of Avila,
by St. Alphonsus Liguori


Second Day - 7 October

O most merciful Lord Jesus Christ! we thank Thee for the great gift of hope which Thou didst grant to Thy beloved Teresa; we pray Thee, by Thy merits, and by those of Thy holy spouse, to give us a great confidence in Thy goodness, by reason of Thy Precious Blood, which Thou hast shed to its last drop for our salvation.

Our Father, Hail Mary & Glory be to the Father



St. Teresa, pray for us:

That we may become worthy of the promises of Jesus Christ.

Let us pray:

Graciously hear us, O God of our salvation! that as we rejoice in the commemoration of the blessed virgin Teresa, so we may be nourished by her heavenly doctrine, and draw from thence the fervour of a tender devotion; through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.



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Novena in Honor of Our Holy Mother, Teresa of Avila
by St. Alphonsus Liguori


Third Day - 8 October

O most loving Lord Jesus Christ! we thank Thee for the great gift of love which Thou didst grant to Thy beloved Teresa; we pray Thee, by Thy merits, and by those of Thy most loving spouse, to give us the great, the crowning gift of Thy perfect love.

Our Father, Hail Mary & Glory be.


St. Teresa, pray for us:

That we may become worthy of the promises of Jesus Christ.

Let us pray:

Graciously hear us, O God of our salvation! that as we rejoice in the commemoration of the blessed virgin Teresa, so we may be nourished by her heavenly doctrine, and draw from thence the fervour of a tender devotion; through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.


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JMJT


Novena in Honor of Our Holy Mother, Teresa of Avila
by St. Alphonsus Liguori


Fourth Day - 9 October

O most sweet Lord Jesus Christ! we thank Thee for the gift of great desire and resolution which Thou didst grant to Thy beloved Teresa, that she might love Thee perfectly; we pray Thee, by Thy merits, and by those of Thy most generous spouse, to give us a true desire, and a true resolution of pleasing Thee the the utmost of our power.

Our Father, Hail Mary & Glory be.


St. Teresa, pray for us:

That we may become worthy of the promises of Jesus Christ.

Let us pray:

Graciously hear us, O God of our salvation! that as we rejoice in the commemoration of the blessed virgin Teresa, so we may be nourished by her heavenly doctrine, and draw from thence the fervour of a tender devotion; through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee inthe unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.


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Novena in Honor of Our Holy Mother, Teresa of Avila
by St. Alphonsus Liguori


Fifth Day - 10 October

O most kind Lord Jesus Christ! we thank Thee for the great gift of humility which Thou didst grant to Thy beloved Teresa; we pray Thee, by Thy merits, and by those of Thy most humble spouse, to grant us the grace of a true humility, which may make us ever find our joy in humiliation, and prefer contempt before every honour.


Our Father, Hail Mary & Glory be.


St. Teresa, pray for us:

That we may become worthy of the promises of Jesus Christ.

Let us pray:

Graciously hear us, O God of our salvation! that as we rejoice in the commemoration of the blessed virgin Teresa, so we may be nourished by her heavenly doctrine, and draw from thence the fervour of a tender devotion; through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.


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JMJT


Novena in Honor of Our Holy Mother, Teresa of Avila
by St. Alphonsus Liguori


Sixth Day - 11 October

O most bountiful Lord Jesus Christ! we thank Thee for the gift of devotion towards Thy sweet mother, Mary and her holy spouse, Joseph, which Thou didst grant to Thy beloved Teresa; we pray Thee, by Thy merits, and by those of Thy most dear spouse, to give us the grace of a special and tender devotion towards Thy most holy mother, Mary, and towards Thy beloved foster-father, Joseph.

Our Father, Hail Mary & Glory be.


St. Teresa, pray for us:

That we may become worthy of the promises of Jesus Christ.

Let us pray:

Graciously hear us, O God of our salvation! that as we rejoice in the commemoration of the blessed virgin Teresa, so we may be nourished by her heavenly doctrine, and draw from thence the fervour of a tender devotion; through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.


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JMJT


Novena in Honor of Our Holy Mother, Teresa of Avila
by St. Alphonsus Liguori


Seventh Day - 12 October

O most loving Lord Jesus Christ! we thank Thee for the wonderful gift of the wound in the heart which Thou didst grant to Thy beloved Teresa; we pray Thee, by Thy merits, and by those of Thy seraphic spouse, to grant us also a like wound of love, that, henceforth, we may love Thee and give our mind to the love of nothing but Thee.

Our Father, Hail Mary & Glory be.


St. Teresa, pray for us:

That we may become worthy of the promises of Jesus Christ.

Let us pray:

Graciously hear us, O God of our salvation! that as we rejoice in the commemoration of the blessed virgin Teresa, so we may be nourished by her heavenly doctrine, and draw from thence the fervour of a tender devotion; through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.



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JMJT


Novena in Honor of Our Holy Mother, Teresa of Avila
by St. Alphonsus Liguori


Eighth Day - 13 October

O most beloved Lord Jesus Christ! we thank Thee for the eminent gift of the desire for death which Thou didst grant to Thy beloved Teresa; we pray Thee, by Thy merits, and by those of Thy most constant spouse, to grant us the grace of desiring death, in order to go and possess Thee eternally in the country of the blessed.

Our Father, Hail Mary & Glory be.


St. Teresa, pray for us:

That we may become worthy of the promises of Jesus Christ.

Let us pray:

Graciously hear us, O God of our salvation! that as we rejoice in the commemoration of the blessed virgin Teresa, so we may be nourished by her heavenly doctrine, and draw from thence the fervour of a tender devotion; through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.


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JMJT


Novena in Honor of Our Holy Mother, Teresa of Avila
by St. Alphonsus Liguori


Ninth Day - 14 October

Lastly, O dearest Lord Jesus Christ! we thank Thee for the gift of the precious death which Thou didst grant to Thy beloved Teresa, making her sweetly to die of love; we pray Thee, by Thy merits, and by those of Thy most affectionate spouse, to grant us a good death; and if we do not die of love, yet, that we may at least die burning of love for Thee, that so dying, we may be able to go and love Thee for evermore with a more perfect love in heaven.


Our Father, Hail Mary & Glory be.


St. Teresa, pray for us:

That we may become worthy of the promises of Jesus Christ.

Let us pray:

Graciously hear us, O God of our salvation! that as we rejoice in the commemoration of the blessed virgin Teresa, so we may be nourished by her heavenly doctrine, and draw from thence the fervour of a tender devotion; through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.


15 October

HAPPY AND BLESSED FEAST DAY TO EVERYONE


Encouragement from our Mother Teresa from the book of her Foundations:

"It would be a distressing thing if God were clearly telling us to go after something that matters to Him and we would not want to do so but want to remain looking at Him because that is more pleasing to us. What an amusing kind of progress in the love of God it is, to tie His hands by thinking that He cannot help us except by one path!

I know personally some individuals who brought me to understand this truth when I was greatly distressed to see myself with so little time. .......I was thinking to myself, and even said so, that it wasn't possible in the midst of such commotion for the spirit to grow, for at that time they didn't have much spirit. O Lord, how different are your paths from our clumsy imaginings! And how from a soul that is already determined to love You and is abandoned into Your hands, You do not want anything but that it obey, that it inquire well into what is for Your greater service, and that it desire this! There's no need for it to be seeking paths or choosing them, for its will is Yours. You, my Lord take up this care of guiding it to where it receives the most benefit."


-St Teresa of Jesus