Our Lady of Mount Carmel


NOVENA:  July 7-15


Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Carmelite Monastery

Covington,  LA

Our Dear Friends,

Every year in the heat of the month of July, we enjoy the refreshing celebration of the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. July 16 is a day that unites Carmelites worldwide in joyful acclamation of her beauty and her holiness, especially as expressed in the liturgy.  As the Lady of Mount Carmel, (a prolific garden of monastic prayer for centuries) she is the perfect mother from whom we can learn prayer and virtue.  She is also the Queen who can approach our King, Jesus, and present to him our needs and intentions.  So make your list of intentions, pray the novena to her with us, and place your hopes and desires in her care.  


“Mary continues to defend us and point out the gate that opens for us the way to authentic life, to the life that does not pass away.  She walks beside every one of her children, in order to lead them home.” (Pope Francis in Peru)



Your Carmelite Nuns of Covington

Novena Prayer

O most beautiful flower

of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, 

splendor of heaven, blessed

Mother of Christ, Immaculate

Virgin, we praise and honor you

as our Queen and Mother. Help

us to persevere in constant prayer

for the needs of our world and 

share with you in the work of

redemption. Be with us, Holy

Virgin, and guide us on our way,

as we journey together in

faith, hope and love to your Son,

Jesus Christ our Lord. 


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