Quote of the day: 15 July

Tomorrow, 16 July will be the Commemoration of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. For several centuries the faithful in their piety have wanted to honor the illustrious Mother of God with various titles and with the most sincere acts of giving. Let us recall that it was Pope John XXII in the fourteenth century who promoted the devotion to Mary under this title: it is precisely this history that we must remember when, each time, the form of prayer and homage becomes clearer and clearer.

Saint John XXIII
Audience, 15 July 1961


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The miraculous image of Our Lady of Mount Carmel venerated in the Carmelite parish of Santa Maria in Traspontina, the Roman parish that is closest to the Vatican. The canonical coronation of the image occurred on this date in 1641, although the image has been enshrined in the parish since 1484. Saint Philip Neri frequently visited the parish to pray before this image of the Virgin of Carmel; Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, the future Pope John XXIII, offered his first Mass at this altar. In 1929, Pope Pius XI blessed new crowns, which the Pontiff himself placed on the image of Our Lady and her Divine Son. | Source: Efemérides Carmelitanas | Photo: gbcarmelite / Flickr


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