Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Today 16th July is the feast day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Bishop Turner the first bishop of the Diocese of Salford placed the diocese under the protection of our Lady under this title, and promoted the brown scapular devotion. In 1251 Our Lady appeared to Saint Simon Stock and gave him this scapular as a sign of devotion to her through the prayers and words of the Carmelite Order.