Our Lady of Mount Carmel Novena Begins

The following is the same prayer being said during the Novena at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel 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 necessities! O Star of the Sea, help and protect us! Show us that you are our Mother! (pause and mention petitions) Mother and Ornament of Carmel, pray for us! Virgin, Flower of Carmel, pray for us! Patroness of all who wear the Scapular, pray for us! Hope of all who die wearing the Scapular, pray for us! Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, pray for us who have recourse to thee! The above prayer, known as the FLOS CARMELI (trans. Flower of Carmel), has for seven centuries been a prayer to the Blessed Mother in obtaining her powerful help.