72 Annual Solemn Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Saturday, July 11 through Sunday, July 19


The Outdoor Novena is cancelled this year because of Covid-19.

The Novena will be prayed in the chapel at the following times:

After Mass daily at 7:30 A.M. and after the Rosary and Benediction at 7:45 P.M.

Pray the Novena Prayer with the Sisters or at home:

O most Beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in this my necessity. O, Star of the Seas, help me and show me herein you are my Mother. O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in this my necessity. There are none that can withstand your power. O, show me herein you are my Mother. O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to you. Sweet Mother, I place this cause in your hands.

V. Our Lady of Mount Carmel, R. Pray for us.

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Dear Child of Mary,

We find ourselves on this earth as in a tempestuous sea, a desert, a vale of tears. These passing months have tested us all with the mysterious coronavirus, COVID-19, that seems to defy our modern technology and continues to flare up and spread throughout the world. In the midst of this suffering our country has been tested, once again, by a sad loss of love and respect for all God’s children, and thus followed by violent protests and looting. Surely, our blessed mother must weep to see her children in these times of great suffering.

We are also sad that we are not able to have our outdoor Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel this year. We are under the restrictions of social distancing that must be observed. Our chapel is limited to 40-45 persons at any given time. For these reasons, we have had to cancel this event of over 70 years. However, these conditions cannot stop us from praying the novena prayers each day from July 11 through July 19. We have printed the novena prayer so that you may join us in spirit. The Sisters will be praying this prayer for your intentions each morning following Mass and in the evenings after Benediction. If you choose, you may send in your petitions to be remembered especially at Mass and Benediction and in daily adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel never cancels her concern for all her children wherever they may be. She is the Star of the Sea, the Solace of Our Desert, and the Light That Guides Us to Heaven.

We trust, O Mary, that you always have the ear of our loving God and Father. Beg Him to have mercy on all your children and to send peace and love to a tormented world, especially at this time.