Monday, July 16, 2012

Feast of Our Lady of Mt Carmel

Our Lady of Mt Carmel
Stella Maris, or the Star of the Sea:  This ancient term for Mary is the name given to the Monestary on Mt Carmel.  The name denotes her role as a guide for all people to her son and as protector of those who travel or make their living on the sea.  It is also home to Elijah's cave.

 
 
Did Elijah have a good view or what? 

Founded in the 12th Century, it has one of the most beautiful views in all of Israel.
 
Mt Carmel Monastery Church
In the great Catholic Tradition, the main altar is immediately above the cave of Elijah.  It was also on Mt Carmel that Elijah defeated the prophets of Baal.

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