Category Archives: Blessed Virgin Mary

Prayer for a 9/11 Remembrance

ns-de-doloresMost holy Mary, we come to you with sadness in our hearts as we remember those who have gone before us, most especially those who fell victim to the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001.
Approaching you with unlimited confidence in the power of your intercession, and urged by the charity of Jesus Christ, we raise our hearts in supplication to you, the compassionate Mother of all believers, in favor of those suffering souls. Make our prayers to be of good effect and obtain, through your motherly intercession, the power to move the Heart of Jesus our Redeemer. Let your incomparable holiness supply the defects of our misery, may your love make good our languid affection, and may your power strengthen our weakness.
Grant, O Queen of Heaven, that the ardent desire of the souls of the departed to be admitted to the Beatific Vision may soon be satisfied. Grant that one day, when we are all reunited in heaven, we may be able to rejoice in the possession of God, in the happiness of your presence, in the fellowship of all the Saints, thanking you forever for all the blessings you have obtained for us, O Mother, who art our unfailing comfort. Amen.
Three Hail Mary’s
V. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord
R. And let perpetual light shine upon them.
V. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
R. Amen.

Mary’s Assumption into Heaven

OL Assumption ACastagno(Vatican Radio) On August 15th each year, the Catholic Church remembers the Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven.  Different traditions hold that the Virgin Mary left this earthly life between three and fifteen years after Christ’s death and Resurrection.  She was assumed into heaven, accounts say, as she reposed in eternal sleep – either in Jerusalem or in Ephesus, in modern day Turkey.

Early accounts from the Holy Land reported that a Christian cult venerating Christ’s mother had grown up around a place on Jerusalem’s Mount Zion, just south of the Old City walls.  The spot, known from early times as Hagia Maria, continues to this day to be the site of prayers to Our Lady.  Today, Benedictine monks care for the Catholic Church of the Dormition built there, over the ruins of a series of early Christian shrines.

Tracey McClure sat down with the noted scholar and author Fr. Peter Stravinskus, who has led us on reflections on the holy sites in the land of Christ’s birth – to ask him his thoughts on this Jerusalem shrine, celebrating the Virgin’s death and Assumption into heaven…

Listen to Tracey McClure’s conversation with Fr. Peter Stravinskus

132 Annual Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

You are cordially invited to the Fifth Annual Traditional Mass Pilgrimage at The Pontifical Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. This Pilgrimage will take place on Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 10 A.M. – 3 P.M. The focal point of the Pilgrimage will be the Entrance of Pilgrims and Solemn High Mass celebrated according to the1962 Missale Romanum at 11 A.M.

Pilgrims will be welcomed at 10 A.M. by our Pastor, Father Marian Wierchowski SAC, a Priest of the Pallottine Fathers. Spiritual Talks of a Marian Motif will be delivered by priest pilgrims. We also will have priests hearing confessions before and during Mass for pilgrims who wish to avail themselves of the Sacrament.

There will be a Plenary Indulgence granted by devoutly visiting the Shrine, Receiving the Sacraments of Penance and Holy Communion within twenty days, being free from attachment to sin, and praying for the Intentions of Our Holy Father.

Pilgrims may choose to process down the nave of the Church walking on their knees or discalced, or remain in their pews. Thereafter, the Solemn High Mass will begin. The Mass to be Celebrated will be the Second Class Votive Mass of Our Patroness, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, which can be found in your hand missals under the Proper of the Saints on July 16.

Following the Mass, Pilgrims may elect to have Lunch in one of the many neighborhood restaurants, or have lunch in the Parish Undercroft, during which the Martyrology will be Chanted and spiritual talks delivered, a venerable practice adopted from Seminary Refectories, Abbeys, Convents and Monasteries.

At 2:15 P.M., Pilgrims will be invited to Enroll in the Brown Scapular by the  Pallottine Fathers. It is said that those who are faithful and die wearing the Brown Scapular will be released from Purgatory on the Saturday following their death, known as the Sabbatine Privilege. Pilgrims will have an opportunity to Recite the Most Holy Rosary. The Pilgrimage will conclude with Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament and Farewell of Pilgrims.

We hope you can join us in Pilgrimage during this Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. May our Traditional Mass Communities and congregations have an abundance of fruitful and joyful exchanges, as we offer up to God the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Mass of all Ages!

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel Pontifical Shrine
448 E. 116th Street, New York, NY 10027

Living Rosary on Saturday

OL giving rosaryThe Parish Council and the Holy Name Society of St. Stanislaus Church (State and Eld Streets, New Haven) are sponsoring the Living Rosary at the outdoor shrine of the Blessed Mother (located behind the church and next to the rectory, enter through the Eld Street entrance) on Saturday, May 14th, 3:00 p.m.
Prayers will be offered in English, Polish and Spanish.
Please join us in prayer and bring a friend. Marian devotion is key in our spiritual lives as Catholics.