A Day of Prayer for Forgiveness and Protection with Mary, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, The Mother of Jesus, The Mother of a Victim of Violence

Published 06/2017
(Rev.) Emmanuel Charles McCarthy
A Day of Prayer for Forgiveness and Protection with Mary, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel174.24 KB
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

On July 16, 1251, Mary, the mother of Jesus, is said to have appeared to the Carmelite St. Simon Stock and given him—as a symbol of God’s protection against evil unto eternal life—a brown scapular. In 1726, Pope Benedict XIII formally designated July 16 the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel for the universal Catholic Church. The first atomic bomb—blasphemously code-named Trinity—was detonated on July 16, 1945, the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.

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