Our Lady of Mount Carmel on Clasp

Our Lady of Mount Carmel on Clasp

30.00

This is a detailed bronze recast of a vintage Our Lady of Mount Carmel medal.  The front depicts Our Lady holding the Christ Child.
The story of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (from AmericanCatholic.org) 
'Hermits lived on Mount Carmel in northern Israel in the 12th century. They had a chapel dedicated to Our Lady. By the 13th century they became known as “Brothers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.” They soon celebrated a special Mass and Office in honor of Mary. In 1726 it became a celebration of the universal Church under the title of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. For centuries the Carmelites have seen themselves as specially related to Mary. Their great saints and theologians have promoted devotion to her and often championed the mystery of her Immaculate Conception.
There is a tradition that Mary appeared to St. Simon Stock, a leader of the Carmelites, and gave him a scapular, telling him to promote devotion to it. The scapular is a modified version of Mary’s own garment. It symbolizes her special protection and calls the wearers to consecrate themselves to her in a special way. The scapular reminds us of the gospel call to prayer and penance—a call that Mary models in a splendid way’.

  • Medal: Our Lady of Mount Carmel recast from vintage medal; 1 1/4 inch
  • Clasp: Antiqued gold-plated brass
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