Today starts the first day of our Novena to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel whose feast day is July 16th. This is a critical novena as we are in such need of our good Queen and Mother now more than ever! It would be advisable for every one who wishes to pray this novena to also wear your Brown Scapular. I hope to post an info piece on the Scapular under Total Consecration to Jesus thru Mary EACH day of this novena. This is so crucial to be known, and spread to as many as possible. We need all the protection we can get now – times are getting intense for the final battle. I will also try to post something each day under Talks regarding St. Elijah a prophet with so much to teach us ….. especially today!
I have spent too much time searching the internet this summer to connect the dots on this plandemic and the future plans of the United Nations globalists Agenda for a One World Order. Each day, I must say, the news has been DEVASTATING! It is beyond our wildest nightmares – beyond any sci-fi movie you have ever seen. The amount of deception, lies, weapons, etc are BEYOND what was ever used in the most current wars – even WWII. In fact, Adolf Hitler would have loved the technology we have today to do all that he wanted to do. The Resistance thrived and survived. I am afraid that a Resistance can not happen today with all the artificial intelligence we have (unless God gives a supernatural means!). This is no small matter. It is a bit depressing but we must pick ourselves up and pray, pray, pray. Only God can save and protect us at this point. If we are chosen to be a victim of depopulation – then we have to look at this as coming from the hand of God because HE IS ALLOWING IT. Many get scandalized at the amount of evil they may see in a lifetime or if they are personally affected by it. God never wills evil but He does allow it. Only in the next life will we ever know what good had come from the suffering any of us had to endure. Just the aborted babies alone are horrific and need punishment to come upon this earth. When you hear of the multi-billion dollar industry of using these babies in every way in our science labs across the globe – the more are we convinced we need punishment. At least we can pray and make sacrifices if we can not speak up and try to defend these little lives who we will see as legions in Heaven someday for the atrocities they had to suffer at the hands of the butchers and Dr. Frankensteins around the world and especially in this country. So very very sad and hard to imagine and hard to go about your day without turning your heart and mind in prayer over these little sweet innocents being slaughtered and mutilated as we speak! Make no mistake – with all that happened since WWII and all that will happen - WWII looks like nothing – and we can see and study what happened during that time – sad to say! Our sins are compounded and so will the suffering.
Well I spent a lot of time on that paragraph. I wish to begin today’s Novena talk with the beginnings of the Order of Mt. Carmel. Throughout this novena, I will be adding a talk hopefully each day on the prophet Elijah. Many know and some do not of the story of Elijah in the book of Kings and His relation to this Order of Carmel. Here is a little on the beginning of Carmel……
The ancient and most famous Order of the most Blessed Virgin Mary was founded on Mt. Carmel about nine hundred and thirty years before the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. History has it (and it only makes sense) that those early monks that gave their life to prayer – prayed for the coming Messiah as many Jews did. It is known and it also makes sense that they knew a woman would be chosen to be the Mother of Our Lord and Savior. It is thought that these monks prayed in a special way for this woman to be born. They were the first to love our good Queen and Mother and this was the beginning of God’s blessings upon this Order for Mary - to establish an Order of holy hermits and monks to devote themselves to pray for her and Our Lord's coming upon the earth. The charism of the Order has not changed. Carmelites are to devote their time to prayer for the Church.
The Prophet Elijah prayed many years before these monks on Mt. Carmel (as related in 1 Kings, 18) and he saw a little cloud rise from the sea, which he knew from a prophetical notion, to signify the glorious Virgin Mary, who was to spring forth out of the infected sea of our corrupt nature, without any corruption upon herself and like an auspicious cloud, being resolved from the force of the Holy Ghost’s descent on her, she was to water this barren world with the heavenly dew of the expected Messiah - Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Consequently, these monks who came to the holy mountain were dedicated to the honor, service and prayers of the sacred Virgin.
The disciples and successors of Elijah are named in the Holy Scriptures sons of the Prophets; and they so much multiplied in a short time that their glorious founder, before his translation into the terrestrial Paradise, had the consolation to see monasteries erected in Bethel, Jerico, Gilgan, and Samaria as may be seen in 1 Kings, Chapter 2.
I will write on St. Elijah tomorrow as it is significant for our time in many ways!
Please click into the link below for our Novena and also go to Consecration to Jesus thru Mary on info on the Scapular EACH DAY of this important Novena! We can continue the prayers of these good hermits and monks in praying for the Reign of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Second Coming of Christ! What an important and beautiful task from God! May we live it with great faithfulness, trust and love.
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel pray for us!!
St. Elijah pray for us!!
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!