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Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Flos Carmeli. Flower Of Carmel.

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Flos Carmeli is a Marian Catholic Hymn and Prayer. Flos Carmeli literally means "Flower of Carmel". In The Carmelite Rite, this Hymn was the Sequence for The Feast of Saint Simon Stock, and, since 1663, for The Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. It is said to have been written by Saint Simon Stock (1165 - 1265). The Prayer is taken from the first two stanzas of the Hymn.

Illustration: Zephyrinus.

"Flos Carmeli".
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"Flos Carmeli".
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Illustration: Zephyrinus.

Flos Carmeli, vitis florigera, splendor caeli, virgo puerpera singularis.
Mater mitis sed viri nescia Carmelitis esto propitia stella maris.

Radix Iesse germinans flosculum nos ad esse tecum in saeculum patiaris.
Inter spinas quae crescis lilium serva puras mentes fragilium tutelaris.

Armatura fortis pugnantium furunt bella tende praesidium scapularis.
Per incerta prudens consilium per adversa iuge solatium largiaris.

Mater dulcis Carmeli domina, plebem tuam reple laetitia qua bearis.
Paradisi clavis et ianua, fac nos duci quo, Mater, gloria coronaris. Amen.


FLOWER of Carmel, Tall vine-blossom-laden; Splendour of heaven,
Childbearing, yet maiden. None equals thee.

Mother so tender, Whom no man didst know, On Carmel's children
Thy favours bestow. Star of the Sea.

Strong stem of Jesse, Who bore one bright flower, Be ever near us
And guard us each hour, who serve thee here.

Purest of lilies, That flowers among thorns, Bring help to the true heart
That in weakness turns and trusts in thee.

Strongest of armour, We trust in thy might: Under thy mantle,
Hard press'd in the fight, we call to thee.

Our way uncertain, Surrounded by foes, Unfailing counsel
You give to those who turn to thee.

O gentle Mother, Who in Carmel reigns, Share with your servants
That gladness you gained and now enjoy.

Hail, Gate of Heaven, With Glory now Crowned, Bring us to safety
Where thy Son is found, true joy to see. Amen.



  1. So extremely touching and beautiful, this ancient hymn.

  2. Thank you, Dante Peregrinus, for your welcome Comment.

    I agree. Such a beautiful Hymn for such a beautiful Lady.


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