Our Lady of Mount Carmel set for coronation Aug. 15

Our Lady of Mount Carmel set for coronation Aug. 15

By CBCP News

August 7, 2020

Manila, Philippines

The venerated image of Our Lady of Mount Carmel enshrined in a minor basilica in Quezon City will be crowned by papal mandate next week.

In a statement, the Minor Basilica of the National Shrine and Parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel said the ceremony will be held on Aug. 15, Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady.

The event will also take place as Metro Manila is under the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) status where public Masses are restricted.

In solidarity with those hardly hit by the coronavirus pandemic, the basilica assured its prayers “for our brothers and sisters afflicted with the disease and those who perished because of it”.

“Each day we will ask Our Lady of Mount Carmel to intercede for them, firmly believing that She will bring all the cares and concerns of these people to her Son, Jesus,” it said.

Pope Francis on May 13 approved the canonical coronation of the image of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

The pontifical crowning of the Marian image will be the third such coronation in the diocese.

The two other images that received canonical coronations are the Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary de Manila and the Our Lady of Lourdes, both enshrined in two national shrines.

The pope has earlier entrusted to Jesus’ mother the suffering and anguish of millions of people affected by the global health crisis.