Devotions for the Brown Scapular of Carmel

Sing a Hymn to our Lady of Mount Carmel

Morning

As soon as you awake, give your thoughts to God and say,

“In the holy name of Jesus, I begin this day.”

While dressing, thank God for having protected and preserved you during your rest. Make it a habit in life to say your morning and evening prayers.

Thank You, most Gracious Lord, for having protected and preserved me during my rest.

Each morning, pray the Fatima Morning Offering, kissing your Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. The pious devotion of kissing the Brown Scapular imparts to you 500 days indulgence each time.

O my God, in union with the Immaculate Heart of Mary (here kiss the Brown Scapular), I offer Thee the Most Precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, joining with it my every thought, word and action of this day.

O my Jesus, I desire today to gain every indulgence and merit I can, and I offer them, together with myself, to Mary Immaculate, that she may best apply them to the interests of Thy Most Sacred Heart.

Precious Blood of Jesus, save us!

Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us!

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us! Amen.


Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen.

Daily Acts of Faith, Hope & Charity (Click/Expand)
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Prior to the Council, it was customary, in addition to the grouping of the Acts of Faith, Hope and Charity, for the Act of Contrition to be conveyed in the same group, a practice which might be anticipated to be restored at some time in the future.

Act of Faith.

I believe that there is one God, and that in this one God there are three persons. That the Son of God was made man for us, that He died upon the cross, rose again from the dead and ascended into heaven. I believe that the Son of God will come again at the Last Day, and call all men to judgment. I believe this because Christ is the Son of God and therefore can neither deceive nor be deceived; and because He has confirmed His teaching by many miracles. Moreover I believe whatever the Catholic Church by Christ’s authority proposes to us to be believed; I believe it because the Catholic Church is guided and defended against error by the Holy Spirit; and because even down to the present day God corroborates by miracles the truths which the Catholic Church teaches. O God, increase my faith.

Fr. Jeremiah Williams Cummings (1814-1866)
Songs for Catholic Schools and Aids to Memory for the Catechism (1860), p. 107
Sir Hubert Parry (1848-1918)
Amberley

Great God! Whatever through Thy Church
Thou teachest to be true,
I firmly do believe it all,
And shall confess it too.
Thou never canst deceived be,
Thou never canst deceive,
For Thou art truth itself, and Thou
Dost tell me to believe.

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Act of Faith

Holy Face Hymnal
Sisters of Mercy (Providence, R.I.), 1891

My God! most firmly I believe what e’er Thou teachest me;
The voice of Holy Church is Thine, Her spirit rests in Thee.
The world and creatures may deceive, but Thou wilt constant be;
For Thou the source of truth and light art from eternity.

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The Rood

Act of Hope.

O my God, I hope that after death Thou wilt admit me to everlasting happiness, and that Thou wilt give me here such means as are essential to the attainment of that happiness. I trust that Thou wilt grant me for this end the grace of the Holy Spirit, such temporal good things as are necessary to me, pardon of sin, help in time of need, and a gracious answer to my petitions. I hope this, because Thou, Who art almighty and all-bountiful and ever-faithful to Thy promises, hast promised these things to me, and because Jesus Christ, my Lord and Saviour, has merited them for me by His cruel death upon the cross. O God, increase my hope.

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Fr. Jeremiah Williams Cummings (1814-1866)
Songs for Catholic Schools and Aids to Memory for the Catechism (1860), p. 108
Philip James (1890-1975)
Tregaron

My God! I firmly hope in Thee,
For Thou art great and good,
And gavest us Thine only Son,
To die upon the rood.
I hope through him for grace to live
As Thy commandments teach,
And through Thy mercy when I die,
The joys of heaven to reach.


Act of Hope

Holy Face Hymnal
Sisters of Mercy (Providence, R.I.), 1891

My God! relying on Thy love I firmly hope in Thee;
I trust Thy mercy and Thy grace, in heaven Thy face to see;
My God! in Thee alone I hope for grace to persevere;
Then through our Saviour’s Precious Blood
to rest in heaven’s sphere.

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Act of Charity.

My God, I love Thee with my whole heart, and above all things, because Thou art supreme beauty and perfection, because Thou art my greatest benefactor and Thy love for me is infinite. I will, therefore, think of Thee in all my actions; I will avoid even the slightest sins; I will give thanks to Thee for all Thy benefits and for all Thou givest me to suffer, and I will love my neighbor because he is Thy child and made after Thy image. O God, increase my charity.

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Fr. Jeremiah Williams Cummings (1814-1866)
Songs for Catholic Schools and Aids to Memory for the Catechism (1860), p. 108
Arnold G.H. Bode (1866-1952)
Laramie

With all my heart, and soul, and strength,
I love Thee, O my Lord,
For Thou art perfect, and all things,
Were made by Thy blest Word.
Like me to Thine own image made,
My neighbor Thou didst make,
And as I love myself, I love,
My neighbor for Thy sake.


Act of Charity

Holy Face Hymnal
Sisters of Mercy (Providence, R.I.), 1891

I love Thee, Lord, with all my heart, with all my strength and will;
For Thou alone all perfect art, None else my soul can fill.
My neighbour for Thy sake I love; Thine image I can see.
In all Thy children dearest Lord, Oh, make us more like Thee.

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The Act of Contrition – Oh, my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of heaven, and the pains of hell; but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, Who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life. Amen.

Act of Contrition.
Fr. Jeremiah Williams Cummings (1814-1866)
Songs for Catholic Schools
and Aids to Memory for the Catechism
New York: P. O’Shea. 1860. Pp. 109110
Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
Third Mode Melody

My holy God! my very soul,
With grief sincere is moved,
Because I have offended Thee,
Whom I should e’er have loved.
Forgive me, Father! I am now,
Resolved to sin no more,
And by Thy holy grace to shun,
What made me sin before.

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Act of Contrition
Holy Face Hymnal
Sisters of Mercy (Providence, R.I.), 1891
My God! my Father, I have sinned, Turn not Thy face away
For with repentant tears I’ve filled my feeble heart of clay.
Forgive me Father! by Thy grace; I’ll never more offend;
Oh, help me dearest Lord to be most faithful to the end.

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Noontide

Pray the Angelus/Regina Coeli (Click/Expand)
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ANGELUS (Latin)

V. Angelus Domini nuntiavit Mariae.
R. Et concepit de Spiritu Sancto. Ave Maria, gratia plena; Dominus tecum: benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui Iesus. *(Bow head)

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.

V. Ecce ancilla Domini,
R. Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum.

Ave Maria, gratia plena; Dominus tecum: benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui Iesus. *

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.

(Genuflect) V. Et Verbum caro factum est,
R. Et habitavit in nobis.

Ave Maria, gratia plena; Dominus tecum: benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui Iesus. *

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.

V. Ora pro nobis, sancta Dei Genetrix,
R. Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.

Oremus.

Gratiam tuam, quaesumus, Domine, mentibus nostris infunde; ut qui, Angelo nuntiante, Christi Filii tui incarnationem cognovimus, per passionem eius et crucem ad resurrectionis gloriam perducamur. Per eumdem Christum Dominum nostrum.

R. Amen.

ANGELUS (English)

V. The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
R. And she conceived by the Holy Spirit. Hail Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with Thee: blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. *(Bow head)

Holy Mary, Mother of God, prayer for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord,
R. Be it done to me according to Thy word.

Hail Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with Thee: blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. *

Holy Mary, Mother of God, prayer for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

(Genuflect) V. And the Word was made flesh,
R. And dwelt among us.

Hail Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with Thee: blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. *

Holy Mary, Mother of God, prayer for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.

Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts; that, that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of the Resurrection. Through the same Christ our Lord.
R. Amen.

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Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen.


Pray the Regina Coeli at Noon from Holy Saturday, to the Saturday after Pentecost.

Regina cæli, lætare, alleluia:
Quia quem meruisti portare, alleluia,
Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia,
Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia.
Gaude et lætare, Virgo Maria, alleluia.
Quia surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia.
Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia.
For He whom you merited to bear, alleluia.
Has risen, as He said, alleluia.
Pray for us to God, alleluia.
Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia.
Oremus. Let us pray.
Deus, qui per resurrectionem Filii tui, Domini nostri Iesu Christi,
mundum lætificare dignatus es:
præsta, quæsumus, ut per eius Genitricem Virginem Mariam,
perpetuæ capiamus gaudia vitæ.
O God, who through the resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ
gave rejoicing to the world,
grant, we pray, that through his Mother, the Virgin Mary,
we may obtain the joy of everlasting life.
Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum. Through Christ our Lord.
Amen. Amen.

Evening

Before sleep, it is good for the spiritual life to kneel down and pray at least a short night prayer. Make the Sign of the Cross, invoking the Holy Trinity:

“In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.”

Examine your conscience and make an act of perfect contrition. Then, at your discretion, pray any one or all of the following prayers.

Prayer of Praise

Blessed be the holy and undivided Trinity, now and forevermore. Amen.

Prayer of Adoration, Thanksgiving and Contrition

O almighty and eternal God, in the presence of Thy divine Majesty, I humbly adore Thee and thank Thee for all Thy blessings. Grant me the grace to know how I have offended Thee, and to be truly sorry for my sins.

Prayer for Daily Neglects
  • Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Sacred Heart of Jesus, with all its love, all its sufferings and all its merits.–To expiate all the sins I have committed this day and during all my life.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

  • Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Sacred Heart of Jesus, with all its love, all its sufferings and all its merits.–To purify the good I have done poorly this day and during all my life.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

  • Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Sacred Heart of Jesus, with all its love, all its sufferings and all its merits.–To supply for the good I ought to have done, and that I have neglected this day and all my life.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Prayer to the Most Holy Indwelling Trinity

O my Love, my only Good, Most Holy Trinity, I adore Thee, hidden in the depths of my soul. To Thee, to Thine honor and glory, I dedicate my life. May every thought, word and deed of mine be an act of adoration and praise directed towards Thy Divine Majesty enthroned in my heart.

O Father, Infinite Goodness, behold Thy child, clothed in the likeness of Thy Son. Extend to me Thine arms that I may belong to Thee forever.

O Son, Divine Lord, made man, crucify me with Thyself that I may become, in union with Thee, a sacrifice of praise for the glory of Thy Father.

O Holy Spirit, Fire of Everlasting Love, consume me on the altar of Divine Charity, that at the end of life, nothing may remain but that which bears the likeness of Christ.

O Blessed Trinity, worthy of all adoration, I wish to remain in spirit on my knees, to acknowledge forever Thy reign in me and over me, to Thine everlasting glory.

Through the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the pure heart of St. Joseph, I consecrate my life to Thine adoration and glory.

At the moment of death, receive me, O my Triune Love, that I may continue my adoration of love through all eternity. Amen.


Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen.


http://www.preces-latinae.org/thesaurus/BVM/FlosCarmeli.html

Flos Carmeli was used by the Carmelites as the sequence for the Feast of St. Simon Stock, and, since 1663, for the Feast of Our Lady of Mt Carmel. It also appears in an ancient metrical office of Carmel as an antiphon and responsory. Its composition is ascribed to St. Simon Stock himself (ca 1165 – 1265).

Flos Carmeli,
vitis florigera,
splendor caeli,
virgo puerpera
singularis.
Flower of Carmel,
Tall vine blossom laden;
Splendor of heaven,
Childbearing yet maiden.
None equals thee.
Mater mitis
sed viri nescia
Carmelitis
esto propitia
stella maris.
Mother so tender,
Who no man didst know,
On Carmel’s children
Thy favors bestow.
Star of the Sea.
Radix Iesse
germinans flosculum
nos ad esse
tecum in saeculum
patiaris.
Strong stem of Jesse,
Who bore one bright flower,
Be ever near us
And guard us each hour,
who serve thee here.
Inter spinas
quae crescis lilium
serva puras
mentes fragilium
tutelaris.
Purest of lilies,
That flowers among thorns,
Bring help to the true heart
That in weakness turns
and trusts in thee.
Armatura
fortis pugnantium
furunt bella
tende praesidium
scapularis.
Strongest of armor,
We trust in thy might:
Under thy mantle,
Hard press’d in the fight,
we call to thee.
Per incerta
prudens consilium
per adversa
iuge solatium
largiaris.
Our way uncertain,
Surrounded by foes,
Unfailing counsel
You give to those
who turn to thee.
Mater dulcis
Carmeli domina,
plebem tuam
reple laetitia
qua bearis.
O gentle Mother
Who in Carmel reigns,
Share with your servants
That gladness you gained
and now enjoy.
Paradisi
clavis et ianua,
fac nos duci
quo, Mater, gloria
coronaris. Amen
Hail, Gate of Heaven,
With glory now crowned,
Bring us to safety
Where thy Son is found,
true joy to see.



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Virgin Mary of Mt. Carmel
Sr. Miriam of the Holy Spirit
(1905–1988)
Assynt
(1884)
1. Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel,
Whom in ancient prophecy
God revealed to Saint Elijah
By an Oriental sea,
Rise again on God’s creation,
Bring to bloom this arid place
With the white cloud of your beauty
And the rainfall of your grace.
2. Lady of the mystic mountain
Where the Lord has set his throne,
Up its steep ways of the spirit
None can walk save love alone.
Grant us grace to climb Mount Carmel
And to learn that love is loss;
Guide us till our ways outdistance
All earth’s treasures save the Cross.
3. Blessed cloud of God’s protection
And his luminous abode,
Light the pathway of your pilgrims
To the Promised Land of God.
On the mount of contemplation
Be our surety and stay,
In the night a pillar glowing
And a cloud of love by day.
4. Virgin of the Incarnation,
In the mysteries of grace
God has made his habitation
In our soul’s most secret place.
Toward that bright and inner kingdom
All our words and ways compel,
For the Father, Son and Spirit
In its sacred silence dwell.
5. Queen and beauty of Mount Carmel,
Virgin of the solitude,
In the wilderness of Carmel
Lies the world’s eternal good.
Draw us to its deep seclusion
And make God alone our goal
In the mystical Mount Carmel
That lies hidden in the soul.
6. Mother fair above all mothers,
By the Scapular we wear,
By your own Sign of Salvation,
Which our willing shoulders bear,
Shield us from the foes of darkness,
We are prey they seek to win.
Guard us as thy loving children
From the tragedy of sin.

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