Tuesday, July 15, 2008

July 16 Feast Day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel -- Remember the Sacrilegious Burning of Her Statue?

On April 18, 2008, a man dressed in black burned a statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in the Cathedral chapel of Santiago, Chile.
The Chilean newspaper La Segunda showed the burnt statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

Before. (Foto: El Mercurio)

(Foto: Michael Gálvez, La Segunda)

Soon after the sacrilegious burning the Chaiten volcano in South Chile erupted and is still erupting even now.  Another volcano started erupting a few weeks ago, and is causing great concern in Chile.

News report from Reuters:

Experts say there is no knowing how the volcano, the second to erupt in Chile in as many months, will continue to behave.
"The activity is going up and down very fast," said Hugo Moreno, a geologist and volcano expert with state mining and geology service Sernageomin, who is based in the town of Melipeuco, on the fringe of the exclusion zone.
"It is oscillating, so it is very difficult to make a medium-term forecast," he added. "It will most likely continue to oscillate, until it stabilizes at some point."


Lliama volcano spews lava and ash

Llaima's current eruptive cycle began in May last year. Cycles have lasted anything from one minute to three years or more, Moreno said.

For the full story: http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSB383216

Please pray the novena below to Our Lady for two intentions:

a) in reparation for this terrible blasphemy;

b) for the indifference of the Chilean people to this insult to their Patroness.

Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Oh, most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven.
Blessed Mother of the Son of God; Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity.
Oh, Star of the Sea, help me and show me you are my Mother.
Oh, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in my necessity. (Mention your request here).
There are none that can withstand your power.
Oh, Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. (3x).
Holy Mary, I place this prayer in your hands. (3x). Amen.
Say this prayer and then you must publish it and it will be granted to you.

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