New Catholic Dictionary – Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

photograph of a statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Carmelite convent of the Incarnation in Avila, Spain; Our Lady of Mount Carmel is shown wearing the habit of the Carmelite Order; in her left hand she holds the infant Christ, and in her right hand, the brown scapular in the form it is worn by most people today; swiped with permission from the flickr account of Father Lawrence Lew, OPArticle

Instituted among the Carmelites c.1880 as a feast of thanksgiving in commemoration of favors received through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin. It was assigned to 16 July, the traditional date on which the Blessed Mother appeared to Saint Simon Stock and gave him the brown scapular (1251). Sixtus V approved the feast, 1587, and 1609 it became the patronal feast of the Carmelite Order. Pope Benedict XIII extended it to the entire Latin Church, 1126.

MLA Citation

  • “Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 October 2017. Web. 3 March 2021. <>