Catholic Prayer: Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel
This novena prayer, although short is sufficient. It would be better of course to add, if time permits, three Hail Marys or say five times the Our Father, Haily Mary and Glory be to the Father, or to use some of the many well-loved novena prayers from other sources. Remember that prayers must be said with the lips in order to gain the indulgences. This novena begins on July 7 and ends on July 16.
O Blessed Lady of Mount Carmel, grant that we may share in all the prayers and penances of your holy cloistered daughters of the Carmelite Order. Bless their labors and pray that they may be a source of spiritual strength to all of us who struggle in the world outside their peaceful walls.
O Mary, who entered the world free from stain, obtain for me from God that I may pass out of it free from sin.
300 days. S. Pen., Oct. 16, 1936.Prayer Source: All Day With God by Blanche Jennings Thompson