Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Our Lady of Mount Carmel

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The Commemoration of Our Lady of Mount Carmel: Missa“Gaudeámus omnes

The Sacred Scriptures speak of the beauty of Mount Carmel where the Prophet Elijah defended the faith of Israel in the living God. There, at the beginning of the thirteenth century, under the title of “Saint Mary of Mount Carmel” the Order of Carmelites had its formal beginning.

According to a pious tradition, on the day of Pentecost a number of men who walked in the footsteps of the holy Prophets Elias and Eliseus, and whom John the Baptist had prepared for the advent of Jesus, embraced the Christian faith, and erected the first church to the Blessed Virgin on Mount Carmel, on the very spot where Elias had seen a cloud arise, a figure of the fecundity of the Mother of Called. They were called “Brethren of the Blessed Mary of Mount Carmel”. These religious came to…

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