Carmel Jyothi Matric Hr. Sec. School celebrated Carmel Day on 16th July, 2016 with the holy mass. Rev. Fr. Toji Parambil Parambil, Rev.Fr.Robin Koorumulil, Rev. Fr. Printo Kurias together celebrated the holy mass. The mass started at 10.00 a.m. As a preparation of Carmel feast, for the past one week students said Novena to our Lady of Mount Carmel. Traditionally, Mary is said to have given the scapular to an early Carmelite named Saint Simon Stock on July 16. St.Simon Stock pleaded with Blessed Virgin for some special sign of her protection. On July 16, 1251, she designated the scapular as the special mark of her maternal love .That is why the present feast is also known as the feast of scapular. The scapular, as part of the habit, is common to many religious orders, but it is a special feature of the Carmelites. Devotion to Our Lady of Mount Carmel is Worldwide, and most Catholics are familiar with the scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, also known as the Brown Scapular. When Mary appeared to St. Simon Stock she said the following words to him. “This will be for you and for all Carmelites the privilege, that he who dies in this will not suffer eternal fire. “ According to tradition, those who wear the scapular faithfully and remain devoted to the Blessed Virgin until death will be granted the grace of final perseverance and be delivered from purgatory daily. July 16, 1251, as the date of the vision subsequently led to a strong association between this feast day, and the scapular devotion, and in the intervening years until the late 1970’s, this association with the scapular was also came under scrutiny after Vatican II due to historical uncertainties, and today neither of these liturgies, even in the Carmelite proper, make reference to the scapular. Thus, by celebrating Carmel Day in Carmel Jyothi Matric Hr.Sec.School, Carmel Jyothi aims to develop the spiritual and moral values of the students. CARMEL 14

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