PRAYER FOR PRIESTS.

Divine Saviour, Jesus Christ, who have entrusted your work of redemption to the priests, who take your place on earth. I offer you, through the hands of your most holy mother for the sanctification of your priests and future priests this whole day, all my prayers, works, joys, sacrifices and sufferings. Give us saintly priests. Grant to them apostolic hearts, filled with love for you and all the souls belonging to you, so that, being themselves sanctified in you, they may sanctify us who are entrusted to their care and bring us safely into heaven.  Loving Jesus, bless all their prayers and words at the altar and in the confessional, in the pulpit, in the school and at the sickbed. Call many young men to the priesthood and monastic life. Protect and sanctify all who will become your priests. And grant to the souls of the priests who have departed this life, eternal rest. And to you, Mary, Mother of all priests, take them under your special protection and lead them ever to the highest priestly sanctity. Amen.  

SHARING IN THE NET

proudly presents

Katolikong Katesismo on the  15th Sunday in Ordinary time, July 12, 2015.

OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL. 

 

Our Lady of Mount Carmel is a popular devotion in the Philippines. It has for its historical background the tradition that the Blessed Virgin appeared to St. Simon Stock in 1251 and placed upon his shoulder the brown scapular which is commonly known as the SCAPULAR OF CARMEL. 
St. Simon Stock was at Mount Carmel in Palestine at which place were grouped members of the Carmelite Order who have their root in Old Testament history, it is the tradition of the Carmelites that in the old testament the prophets Elias and Eliseus had met with others in Mount Carmel and had established a community of men who bound themselves to lead holy lives and practice heroic virtue. That place at Mount Carmel, the present day Carmelites, both priests and sisters consider as their foundation.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel is then, the patroness of the Carmelites in a special manner. The Carmelites wear the brown scapular which she is said to have given to St. Simon. Devotees of Mount Carmel also wear either a small scapular or a dress approaching that worn by members of the Carmelite Order.