Our Lady of Mount Carmelis the title given to theBlessed Virgin Maryin her role as patroness of theCarmeliteOrder. The first Carmelites were Christianhermitsliving onMount Carmelin theHoly Landduring the late 12th and early to mid 13th centuries. They built achapelin the midst of their hermitages which they dedicated to the Blessed Virgin, whom they conceived of in chivalric terms as the "Lady of the place." Our Lady of Mt. Carmel is the patron saint ofChile.
TheCarmelitessee in the Blessed Virgin Mary a perfect model of the interior life which Carmelites aspire, a model of virtue, as well as the person who was closest in life toJesus Christ. She is seen as the one who points Christians most surely to Christ, saying to all what she says to the servants at thewedding at Cana, "Do whatever he [Jesus] tells you." Carmelites look to the Virgin Mary as a Spiritual Mother.TheStella Maris MonasteryonMount Carmel, named after a traditional title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is considered the spiritual headquarters of the order.
Since the 15th century, popular devotion to Our Lady of Mount Carmel has centered on theScapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmelalso known as theBrown Scapular, asacramentalassociated with promises of Mary's special aid for the salvation of the devoted wearer. Traditionally, Mary is said to have given the Scapular to an early Carmelite named SaintSimon Stock. The liturgical feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is celebrated on 16 July.
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