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Friday, July 16, 2010

Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Today is the patron feast of not only the Carmelites but also Chile's and so very special to me because of my twenty years in Chile and praying to her. Yesterday I was speaking with someone about the many appearances of Our Lady. She comes to our world because we have such need and her message is always to bring us closer to her Son. I think she appeared to Simon Stock in the thirteenth century to give him the brown scapular but she also was watching over all of those western hermits gathered on Mount Carmel.

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