The Scapular…a Sign of Mary’s Motherhood

The Scapular…a Sign of Mary’s Motherhood

“What is the scapular, and why is it so important to Carmelites?”Do you remember what Our Lady was wearing when she appeared to Bernadette? How about her appearance as Our Lady of La Salette? How did Juan Diego describe her or how did she appear on his...
The Brown Scapular

The Brown Scapular

The month of July features several special Carmelite feasts, including Saint Elijah, Saint Teresa of the Andes, Blesseds Louis and Zelie Martin (the parents of St. Therese), the Martyrs of Compiegne, and Blessed Titus Brandsma among others. However, it is on July 16th...
Can a Lay Person Be a Carmelite?

Can a Lay Person Be a Carmelite?

Question: Can a layperson be a Carmelite, or is it only for those who are called to be priests, nuns, and sisters?Among the many graces Our Lord bestows, some begin as a little seed planted in the depths of the soul. In due time, that seed blossoms into a pull toward...