Commemoration of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
July 16, 2023
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 16 of July, repeating indefinitely
The Order of Mount Carmel traces itself to the monastic traditions of Mount Carmel, which go back to the prophet Elias. On July 16, 1251, our Lady appeared to St. Simon Stock, the English general of the order, and promised special blessings to all its members and all who wore its habit. Pope Innocent IV approved the Carmelite rule and granted many privileges to members of the Confraternity of our Lady of Mount Carmel who wear the scapular. The feast of our Lady of Mount Carmel was instituted for the Carmelites in 1332, and extended to the whole Church by Benedict XIII in 1726.