'Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.' ~Colossians 3:16-17
Jesus Calms the Storm. “You of little faith,” Jesus replied, “why are you so afraid?” Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and it was perfectly calm. The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the sea obey Him!” Matthew 8:26-27
16 July: Our Lady of Mount Carmel ~ Carmel was the place where the prophet Elijah proclaimed the faith of Israel in the one God, the meeting place of God and his people. During the Crusades, Christian hermits established themselves in caves on the mountain. In the thirteenth century, they joined together in a religious community known as the Carmelites. Mount Carmel overlooks the plains of Galilee, not far from Nazareth, and is particularly under the protection of the blessed Virgin Mary.