Happy Feast Day
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Feast day: July 16
Patron saint of Chile
Our Lady of Mount Carmel is the title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary in her role as patroness of the Carmelite Order. The first Carmelites were Christian hermits living on Mount Carmel in the Holy Land during the late 12th and early to mid 13th centuries. They built a chapel in the midst of their hermitages which they dedicated to the Blessed Virgin and celebrated a special Mass and Office in her honor. In 1726 it became a celebration of the universal Church under the title of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
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