Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
This Feast commemorates the favors granted by Our Lady on Mount Carmel. On July 16, 1251 the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to St. Simon Stock, General of the Order of Carmelites, holding in Her hand the form of a scapular.
At Lourdes in 1858, the Virgin chose to make her last apparition on July 16th, feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the day the Church commemorates Her apparition to Saint Simon Stock. And at Fatima on October 13, 1917, it is as Our Lady of Mount Carmel that Mary appeared when She said farewell to the three children. Throughout the ages, the Queen of Carmel has always kept a faithful watch over the destinies of Her cherished children on earth.