Today we remember all those Carmelite souls that have gone before us. May we not only pray for them today but ask them to pray for us as we journey toward Heaven to be with Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Most Blessed Mother.
On this day, the Order remembers in prayer, and confides to the loving mercy of God, all the members of the Carmelite Family who have died. On it we remember all members of the First (priests and monks), Second (nuns and sisters) and Third Orders (laymen and women) who have passed from this life and are not yet admitted to the Beatific Vision. I ask you to pray for them in union with both the Carmelites of the Traditional Observance and the Discalced Carmelites.
Lord, You are the glory of those who serve You.
Look lovingly on our departed brothers and sisters,
united in following Christ and His Mother
by the waters of baptism and the bonds of Carmel.
In your mercy grant them everlasting sight of You
their Creator and Redeemer.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Eternal rest grant unto them, Oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the Mercy of God, rest in peace.
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, pray for them.
Bernadette Porter is a Traditional Catholic, a wife of 42 years with 6 adult home-schooled children and 6 grandchildren. A sincere devotion to Mary, the Mother of God leads me to want to share "The Church's best kept secret" - Mary!