PEARLPrayers to Our Lady of Mount Carmel PEARL

Chaplet of Our Lady, Star of the Sea
For Special Needs

Our Lady Star of the Sea, Stella Maris, is the Patroness of the men who sail the seas. Saint Bonaventure reminds us that she also "guides to a landfall in Heaven those who navigate the sea of this world in the ship of innocence or penance." Ships at sea might be guided by the North Star. Our Lady, Star of the Sea, aids not only the sailors aboard those ships, she also aids all those who sail the stormy seas of life.

The Medal Prayer:

A Prayer to the Blessed Virgin

Most beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in this my necessity. O Star of the Sea, help me and show me herein you are my Mother.

   Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech thee from the bottom of my heart, to succor me in this necessity; there are none that can withstand thy power.

First Three Beads:

One Our Father, one Hail Mary, one Glory Be on each of the three beads for Bishop Warren Boudreaux, Pope John Paul II and Father John Paul Finke.

           On each of the 12 Beads, which represent the 12 Stars of Our Lady's Crown, Pray:

           One Hail Mary on each bead and the following invocations:

            Our Lady, Star of the Sea, Help and Protect us!
           Sweet Mother, I place this cause in thy hands.

            +Imprimatur: Bishop Warren L. Boudreaux, Bishop of Houma, Thibodaux

The Confraternity of Our Lady Star of the Sea in Morgan City, Louisiana was established by Bishop Warren L. Boudreaux on August 22, 1979. Those wishing to obtain further information concerning
membership may write:

The Confraternity of Our Lady Star of the Sea
Central Headquarters
P.O. Box , 609
Morgan City, LA 70381

7th Enlarged Edition, Ravengate Press.

Prayer with Invocations to Our Lady of Mount Carmel
From The Raccolta

O Queen, who art the beauty of Carmel, pray for us.
Regina decor Carmeli, ora pro nobis.

     This invocation once carried an indulgence of 300 days (S. P. Ap., Nov. 8,1921).

We Fly to Thy Patronage
Sub tuum praesidium

We fly to thy patronage, O holy Mother of God; despise not our petitions in our necessities,
but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and Blessed Virgin.

 This invocation carries a partial indulgence.

Prayer to Our Lady of Mount Carmel from the Raccolta

  O blessed Virgin, full of grace, Queen of all Saints, how sweet it is for me to venerate thee under the title of our Lady of Mount Carmel. It takes me back to the days of the prophet Elias, when thou wast prefigured on Mount Carmel under the form of the little cloud, from which, as it increased, there fell a kindly rain, symbolic of the sanctifying graces that come to us from thee. Even from the days of the Apostles, thou hast been honored under this mystic title; and today I am filled with joy at the thought that we are united with those first clients of thine, and in union with them we salute thee, saying: O beauty of Carmel, glory of Libanus, thou purest of lilies, mystic rose in the flowering garden of the Church. Meanwhile, O Virgin of virgins, be mindful of me in my misery, and show thyself my Mother. Shed upon me ever more and more the living light of that faith which made thee blessed; inflame me with that Heavenly love wherewith thou didst love thy dear Son, Jesus Christ. I am filled with miseries both spiritual and temporal. I am straitened by many sorrows in body and soul, and I take refuge, like a child, in the shadow of thy motherly protection. Do thou, Mother of God, who hast such power and might, obtain for me from blessed Jesus, the Heavenly gifts of humility, chastity, and meekness, which were the fairest ornaments of thine Immaculate soul. Do thou grant me to be strong in the midst of the temptations and bitterness, which so often overwhelm my spirit. And when the days of my earthly pilgrimage are accomplished according to God's holy will, grant that my soul may obtain the glory of Paradise, through the merits of Christ and thine intercession. Amen.
This invocation once carried an indulgence of 500 days (Apostolic Brief, April 12, 1927; S. P. Ap., April 29, 1935).

Both the first invocation and the above prayer may not carry an indulgence at the present time but they are most efficacious for sinners who are sincerely repentant or desirous of conversion and bestow great honor to the Mother of God.



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