The statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in the Carmelite church in Valletta, Malta.
Madonna del Carmine
An Italian devotional image of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the patroness of the souls in purgatory.
An Italian votive painting, offered in thanks to Christ at the Column and Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
A small Italian street shrine for Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
The icon of the Madonna of Mount Carmel carried around in procession in Manfredonia, Italy.
O Beautiful Flower of Carmel, Most Fruitful Vine, Splendour of Heaven, holy and singular, who brought forth the Son of God, still ever remaining a pure virgin, assist us in our necessity!
- Prayer to Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Madonna SS. del Carmine
Souls are released from purgatory through the intercession of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
Today is the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the patroness of the Carmelite order. The first Carmelites lived as hermits on Mount Carmel in the Holy Land, where they built a chapel in honour of Mary.
Since the 15th century, popular devotion to Our Lady of Mount Carmel has focussed on the scapular. This Catholic sacramental is associated with Mary’s special help for the souls in purgatory.
Madonna del Monte Carmelo
A vintage postcard of the baroque statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Loano, Italy.