Monday, July 11, 2011

Our Lady of Mount Carmel - the countdown!

We have all these names for Jesus Christ. Lamb of God.Lion of Judah. Prince of Peace. King of Kings.Alpha and Omega. Light of the World. Ancient of Days.Immanuel.

Our Lord's mother has a few names as well.

I think my favorite name for Mary must be Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Last January, I shared my conversion story on the Journey Home program on EWTN. And I write about it every month for diocesan papers. But if you'd like to listen to the whole story, start to finish, go to the top of the blog and click on Journey Home from the menu.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel has her fingerprints all over the story.

July has always been my favorite month. It's my birthday month. It was my dad's birthday month. It was always marked by summer vacation and presents and lots of cake.

The most important day of July is right around the corner. It's not my birthday; it's not my father's birthday - although our lives were touched very deeply by the one we celebrate on July 16.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

She has ties to Elijah and Elisha.

To St. John of the Cross.

To St. Teresa of Avila.

To St. Therese.

And she used all of them to bring me home.

July 16. It's almost here!


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