A Novena in honour of Our Blessed Mother, Mary of Mount Carmel

A Novena to honour Our Lady of Mount Carmel, who as our Mother par excellence, will bestow a shower of graces upon us, the Order, the Church and humanity in these difficult times.


Sanctify each day of the Novena in honour of Our Most Blessed Lady of Mount Carmel with passages from the Bible, the Liturgy and Marian writings by outstanding members of the Order of Mount Carmel, as well as her Saints, who throughout history have honoured her.

Programme of the Novena

  • Day I of the Novena For nothing will be impossible with God

    St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus

  • Day II of the Novena. Why has the mother of my Lord come to me?

    St. Elizabeth of the Trinity

  • Day III of the Novena. The Lord has looked with favour on his servant.

    St. Titus Brandsma

  • Day IV of the Novena there was no place for them in the inn

    St. John of the Cross

  • Day V of the Novena The inner thoughts of many will be revealed

    St. Teresa of Jesus

  • Day VI of the Novena Do whatever he tells you

    St. Maravillas of Jesus

  • Day VII of the Novena Happy are those who hear the word of God and do it

    St. Teresa of the Andes

  • Day 8 Novena ‘Here is your mother & the disciple took her into his own home

    St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

  • Day 9 Novena  They were all filled with the holy Spirit and the Spirit enabled them to proclaim

    Servant of God, Bartholomew Xiberta

Written and compiled

by  María Pilar Vila, Doctor in Theology.

Translated by Chantal Roxane Haigh, OCDS.

In depth studies, articles relating to Carmel may be found on María Pilar Vila's website, which has an automatic translator for items not already in English:


The Discalced Carmelite Secular Order (OCDS)

Curious to know what it means to be a secular member of the Discalced Carmelite Secular Order of Great Britain? Then please click on the following link:


Prayer from the novena

Prayer to Our Lady of Mount Carmel

O most beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendour of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me this my necessity. O Star of the Sea, help me and show me herein you are my Mother. O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart, to succour me in this necessity; there are none that can withstand your power. O, show me herein you are my Mother, O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. (3 times) Sweet Mother, I place this cause in your hands. (3 times). Amen