Today the Carmelite Monastery in Jackson, MS is celebrating Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. The actual ceremony will be held Sunday evening, July 19th. For many years I attended Mass on Saturday morning in the beautiful chapel located there. The stain glass, Stations of the Cross, and statues are older and reminiscent of churches of my youth. I miss the stunning trappings of God's house, decorated with stories of His love and family members. When my children were small and we walked into the chapel, they would look around in awe. You could see it on their face. It always seemed to be a holier, quieter and safe place.
Today in honor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, I am linking to my first post here on this blog, because she always tells us to look to Jesus and Heaven!