Flower of Carmel, tall vine blossom laden,
splendor of heaven, child-bearing yet maiden,
None equals thee. Mother so tender,
who no man didst know,
on Carmel’s children
thy favours bestow,
Star of the Sea.
V. Holy Virgin, my praise by thee accepted be,
R. Give me strength against thine enemies.
Let us pray.
O Lord, Who hast given this excellency unto the Order of Carmel that the same
should be especially styled the Order of the Most Blessed Mary, always a Virgin,
thine Own Mother, mercifully grant that we who do renew her memory in solemn
worship, may worthily be shielded by her protection, and finally attain unto thine
everlasting joy. Who livest reignest forever and ever. Amen.