Novena to


                             Flower of Carmel
                             Vine blossom laden
                             Joy of heaven
                             Who yet a maiden
                             Bore God’s Holy One.

                             Becoming Mother
                             Without the aid of man
                             Bless Carmel’s children
                             As you alone can, 
                             Star of Ocean

                             Virginal Lily
                             A-flowering among thorns
                             Keep us holy
                             Until the Vision dawns
                             of Christ, our Brother


Dear Friends 

Please join us in the Novena in honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel at the Carmelite Monastery

July 8th - July 16th, 2018

               Reconciliation each evening from 6:00pm - 7:00pm

               - Rosary begins at 7:00pm, followed by Holy Mass.

               - Presider and Homilist: Fr Thomas Gricoski,O.S.B.


Bring your family! Invite your friends!  Join many others from Terre Haute and the praying nuns of Carmel. 

                  July 8      All are welcome!

                  July 9      St. Joseph University Parish, Terre Haute

                  July 10     St. Benedict

                  July 11     St. Patrick and St. Margaret Mary, Terre Haute

                  July 12     St. Joseph, Rockville 

                                 Sacred Heart, Clinton               

                  July 13     Sacred Heart, Terre Haute

                                  Annunciation, Brazil

                                  St. Paul the Apostle, Greencastle

                  July 14     St. Mary of the Woods Village Church

                  July 15     All are welcome!                

                  July 16      All are welcome!




Fr. Thomas Gricoski, OSB, is a Benedictine monk at Saint Meinrad Archabbey. He grew up in Pennsylvania, became a monk in 2005, and was ordained a priest in 2010. His work includes teaching philosophy, and serving as a formation dean in the seminary at Saint Meinrad. He wrote on Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) for his philosophy degree. 



O Most beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendor of heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in this my necessity. O Star of the Sea, help me and show me herein that you are my Mother. O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of heaven and earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in this necessity. There are none that can withstand your power! O help me and show me herein that you are my Mother. Our Lady, Queen and Beauty of Carmel, pray for me and obtain my requests! Sweet Mother, I place this cause in your hands!