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Flos Carmeli

"O Beautiful Flower of Carmel, most fruitful vine, splendor of heaven, holy and singular, who brought forth the Son of God, still ever remaining a pure virgin, assist us in our necessity! O Star of the Sea, help and protect us! Show us that you are our Mother!"

 

Today, 16 July is the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and this image of the saint giving the brown scapular to the Carmelite Ss. John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, and Therese of Lisieux is in the church of Santa Maria della Victoria in Rome.

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Taken on October 4, 2010