Holy Virgin, Immaculate Mother, look with compassion on the oppressions of my soul that is forever wedded to You
Take our Lady and St. Joseph as your advocates
It always consoles us more to complain to those who we know feel our trials
There is no house where one does not wear the garment of Carmel
Carmelites have chosen Mary as their Patroness and spiritual Mother
Simon Stock has been venerated in the Carmelite Order for his personal holiness and his devotion to Our Lady
“Take heart, dear children; here I am, your Mother!”
This year's theme: the Flos Carmeli hymn
O Theotokos, Virgin Mary, it is indeed a dread and ineffable mystery,
what has been done in you.
For you, indeed, gave birth to the Word who is the cause of all things,
and who was incarnated by the Holy Spirit, beyond any cause or reason.
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"