Our Lady of Mount Caramel
Feast Day July 16
An image of the statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel found in the sanctuary of our parish.
Some information about Our Lady of Mount Carmel is available at the link below, and a little more about the Brown Scapular in this post.
Also attached to this post is a flyer for a food truck festival July 17th and 18th at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Montclair, part of St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish. Please consider supporting a neighboring parish and celebrating such a special feast day at the same time.
The Brown Scapular and other Scapulars
205. The history of Marian piety also includes "devotion" to various scapulars, the most common of which is devotion to the Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Its use is truly universal and, undoubtedly, its is one of those pious practices which the Council described as "recommended by the Magisterium throughout the centuries".
The Scapular of Mount Carmel is a reduced form of the religious habit of the Order of the Friars of the Blessed Virgin of Mount Carmel. Its use is very diffuse and often independent of the life and spirituality of the Carmelite family.
The Scapular is an external sign of the filial relationship established between the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother and Queen of Mount Carmel, and the faithful who entrust themselves totally to her protection, who have recourse to her maternal intercession, who are mindful of the primacy of the spiritual life and the need for prayer.
The Scapular is imposed by a special rite of the Church which describes it as " a reminder that in Baptism we have been clothed in Christ, with the assistance of the Blessed Virgin Mary, solicitous for our conformation to the Word Incarnate, to the praise of the Trinity, we may come to our heavenly home wearing our nuptial garb"