From Christian Prayer:
Sacred Scripture celebrated the beauty of Carmel where the prophet Elijah defended the purity of Israel’s faith in the living God. In the twelfth century, hermits withdrew to that mountain and later founded the Order devoted to the contemplative life under the patronage of Mary, the holy Mother of God.
Antiphon for the Canticle of Zechariah in Morning Prayer:
I have openly sought wisdom in my prayers, and it has blossomed like early grapes.
Prayer from Morning Prayer:
may the prayer of the Virgin Mary protect us
and help us to reach Christ her Son
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.