Carmelites have chosen Mary as their Patroness and spiritual Mother
O deign to place us all within thy breast!
"In viewing Mary as our Mother, we are pointed towards her Divine Son in whose allegiance we live"
Discalced Carmelite Bishop Silvio José Báez, the Auxiliary Bishop of Managua, preaches on the crucifixion scene in the Gospel of John: "Here is your mother"
"She is Mother to us all in the order of grace"