Flower of Carmel,
Tall vine blossom laden;
Splendor of heaven,
Childbearing yet maiden.
None equals thee.
Mother so tender,
Who no man didst know,
On Carmel's children
Thy favors bestow.
Star of the Sea.
These first stanzas of the Flos Carmeli speak to the deep devotion Carmelites have to Mary under the title "Our Lady of Mount Carmel." Apost...
Tomorrow, July 7, will mark the beginning of the Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel in preparation for her Feast Day on July 16. Tomorrow, this important part of Apostoli Viae's devotion to Our Lady under this title will be posted here, for all to pray.
In anticipation, we are sharing the beautiful litany below which is part of the novena prayers. Save, print, or mark this litany, watc...
We live in troubled times.
Fátima visionary, Sister Lúcia Santos said that the last battle between Christ and Satan would be over marriage and the family.
Mother Teresa said, "If you want to bring happiness to the whole world, go home and love your family."
What can we do to make the world a better place?
Our families a better place?
If your marriage is ro...
One of the most profound mysteries of our Faith is that by entering into the rhythm of the liturgical year, we do not simply remember things that have happened in the past and are now over, but we also — in a mysterious way — experience and participate in those very realities, these sacred and eternal things touching us in our own time.
We can dispose ourselves to receive specifi...
As Bishops around the world begin to release rules about the reception of the Eucharist in the shadow of the Corona Virus, we members of the faithful may be faced with difficult decisions, especially if our bishop decides, out of an abundance of caution and concern for his flock, to prevent members of the faithful from receiving Our Lord on the tongue.
Reception of Our Lord in the Blessed Sa...
The entire month of May is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Today at noon PT/ 3 pm ET, the Bishops of the United States and Canada will reconsecrate their nations to her. His Excellency the Most Reverend José Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles and president of the USCCB, will lead the reconsecration of the United States.
We are all invited to join the bishops in praying for our co...
"With zeal have I been; zealous for the Lord; God of hosts.” - Carmelite motto
Zeal. Love in action. Fervent and passionate and intense—in a spiritual sense, it is inspired by the love of God. In an age of religious tepidity and indifference, in a time of lax and lukewarm leadership, we the faithful are called to act with boldness, to fill voids with clarity and righteous...
During my hospitalization for Covid-19, I agreed to participate in a clinical trial to test a treatment that could be effective for those suffering from the virus. I made my last visit to the clinic today for the trial. They drew about eight vials of blood and asked me several questions.
As we were talking, the nurse revealed that two other patients had agreed to the trial at the same time (...