St. Joseph, Spouse of Mary, Principal Protector of the Order, Feast
March 19th, 2019 12:00am - 12:00am
The Third Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (also named Lay Carmelites) is a branch of the religious Carmelite Order of the Ancient Observance and was established in 1476 by a bull of Pope Sixtus IV. It is an association mainly of lay people who choose to live the Gospel in the spirit of the Carmelite Order and under its guidance. The Carmelites are known for their devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary under her title as Our Lady of Mount Carmel.