Monday, July 19, 2010

On the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Our Lady of Mount Carmel 
From Catholic Artworks ~ Colored by Captain

The last couple years we have celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel at home with a Scapular Cake.  This year, since we are without a kitchen, I thought about buying a toaster oven, building a solar oven, or perhaps making "scapulars" out of these cookies (Anne had a similar idea and her scapulars turned out darling!), but it just wasn't meant to be this year.   Perhaps we will be able to make the cake as a "back to school treat" in September since Our Lady of Mount Carmel is the patroness of our Home School. 

Nevertheless we had a lovely feast day just the same.  The day started with Mass offered by one of our favorite local priests, Fr. Carmelo.   Our oldest two boys were able to serve Mass, as they do most Fridays, for Father.    Here are a few pictures from the day:

Rascal drew Father a picture in honor of his "Nameday!"

After Mass we headed to the coffee shop and ordered the children Carmel Steamers. 

The boys enjoyed playing Axis & Allies with their friend.

Snuggles enjoyed looking at all the treats!

After dinner we read The Brown Scapular and enjoyed a "Mount of Carmels."

by Rascal (age 8) 


Most Holy Virgin, Beauty of Carmel, Virgin Flower, forever in bloom, Bright Ornament of Heaven, Virgin Mother of a Man God, Mother of Holy Love, Mother of mercy and meekness, Mother honored above all mothers, be propitious to your dear children of Carmel, and to all those who have the happiness of wearing the holy scapular. O Mary, Queen Beauty of Carmel, and Gate of Heaven, to you do we sigh, to you do we cry. Bless us all, O Mary. Amen.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Pray for Us!


  1. I'm really glad you were able to celebrate even if you had to break with tradition.

  2. Looks like it was a lot of fun!!

    My 12 yr old DS loves, Loves, LOVES Axis and Allies! But it usually takes half a day to play. Did you have another, shorter, version?

    The coloring pages are too cute!

  3. LOL! YES, it does take half a day to play! The boys have been setting it up each Friday and then taking a picture before we leave so they can continue the game the following week! :-)

  4. Oh, my goodness!! What a clever idea!!! I would have never thought of that, lol!

    I'm going suggest that to my son and husband so that they can put it away and out of reach of the younger children, instead of leaving it out. It does take up quite a bit of space as well.

  5. What a beautiful celebration Jessica, God bless your beautiful family!! Love,

  6. Looks wonderful Jessica!

  7. teehee..>I like the mount of carmels :)

  8. You never missed a beat in spite of all that is going on. You never cease to amaze me. Bless you all!

  9. Jessica~ You had such a lovely feast, despite all you are living through! I just love the kids artwork...I think it captures the moment much better than a cake;-) And what beautiful keepsakes to treasure! Our Lady is surely smiling!


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