The following novena from the National Shrine of Saint Jude is for the nine days leading up to the Feast of Our Lady of Carmel, which falls on 16 July. You can pray the novena in private, with your friends or family, or in a group. The novena starts today.
Statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, National Shrine of Saint Jude
you have given us Mary as our Mother
and, through the Order of Carmel,
we learn to call her sister.
May we imitate her goodness and faith
and be ever joyful in the wonderful things
you have done for us.
May Mary watch over and protect us
on our pilgrim way to your holy mountain,
Christ the Lord.
We make our prayer through the same Christ,
Our Lord. Amen.
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