Our Lady of Mount Carmel Rosary Parts
Beads: Genuine Amethyst Semiprecious Stone, 7 mm (53 Faceted Beads), and Genuine African Amethyst Faceted Beads 9mm (6 Beads)
Rosary Center: Our Lady of Mont Carmel 3/4″ x 1/2″, Brass
Crucifix: 1-3/4″ x 1 1/8″, Brass
Method: Wire-wrapped by hand
Total Length: 31″ (79 cm)
Gift box: Included
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About Our Lady of Mount Carmel
The Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel according to legend, dates from Old Testament times. Equally well known for its communities of women as for those of men, it has been largely responsible for the development of a theology of the spiritual life. At the present time the men devote themselves considerably to the ministry of preaching and teaching, but the convents of women live a completely cloistered existence spent mainly in the chanting of Office and the pursuit of domestic crafts such as the making of altar vestments and the baking of breads for the Sacrifice of the Mass.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel is the title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary in her role as patroness of the Carmelite Order. The first Carmelites were Christian hermits living on Mount Carmel in the Holy Land during the late 12th and early to mid 13th century. They built in the midst of their hermitages a chapel which they dedicated to the Blessed Virgin, whom they conceived of in chivalric terms as the “Lady of the place.”
Since the 15th century, popular devotion to has centered on the Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel also known as the Brown Scapular, a sacramental associated with promises of Mary’s special aid for the salvation of the devoted wearer. Traditionally, Mary is said to have given the Scapular to an early Carmelite named Saint Simon Stock.
The feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is celebrated on the sixteenth of July. It honors the intercessory power of Mary as manifested in the benefits granted to wearers of her scapular,and was approved for the Carmelite order by Sixtus V in 1587. It was made a feast for the entire Church at a later date.