Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Our Lady of Mount Carmel is the title signifying Mary’s role as Patronness of the Carmelite Order. This feast is also known as the “scapular feast.”
The brown scapular is a sacramental that was given to an early Carmelite named St. Simon Stock, signifying the wearer’s devotion to Mary and granting a special blessing to the wearer.
In honor of this feast,today’s art, music and poetry are all dedicated to Mary, by artists ranging from Yeats to Clapton to Pavarotti.