Traslacion Highlighted by Mother-and-Son Encounter

The dramatic meeting between the Our Lady of Mount Carmel and the Black Nazarene of Quiapo Church was the highpoint of the foot procession held in honor of the quadricentennial anniversary of her arrival to Philippine soil. The celebration kicked off with a fluvial procession at dawn of May 4, followed by a holy mass … Read more

Our Lady of Mount Carmel and the Brown Scapular

On Friday, May 4, 2018, the Catholic Church of the Philippines will celebrate an important milestone: four hundred years of Filipino devotion to Mary under the title Our Lady of Mount Carmel. There will be a fluvial parade at the Manila Bay at 5 a.m., holy mass at the Quirino Grandstand, traslacion to her rightful … Read more

Historical Timeline of the Carmel Devotion

Mt. Carmel, aka Har Carmel, is a coastal mountain range located in northern Israel. It was there that Prophet Elijah made a contest and defeated the prophets of Baal (1Kings 18:20-40) Elijah was chosen by the first Carmelites as the model of religious and hermit life 12th Century – In 1185, St. Berthold, a crusader … Read more