Boston Carmel Podcast

Mass In Honor of St. Thérèse

Thérèse’s Canticle of Love (Sung By The Sisters of Boston Carmel)

Composed by Sister Claire Sokol, OCD – From a poem of St. Thérèse

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How great and tender is our God, who has smiled on the lowly.
Eternally my heart will sing a new canticle of love.

Come, all who hunger, all who thirst, all who long for fulfillment.
The God of mercy waits for you as a mother her child.

O come to the living water, fear not your weakness.
Forever trusting in God’s merciful love.

Through the shadows of this night, love will be my guiding light.
Presence hidden from my sight, ‘til the clouds are put to flight.

Beneath your gaze I’ve blossomed forth, as a rose in the sunshine.
With joyful heart I’ve given all to the mystery of love.

In peace I will come before you with empty hands,
relying solely on your merciful love.

Through the veil your face appears, beauty shrouded, bathed in tears.
Bread of sinners I will share, rose unpetalled everywhere.

Ah! My God, I will sing of your love for this one eternal day.
For this one eternal today, eternal today.

Transformed in Love’s consuming fire, lifted up in glory.
Her fragrance filling all the earth, drawing us after her.

Until, in eternity we join in one chorus.
Forever singing of God’s merciful love.

Canticle of love, song of love.
This eternal day I will sing, sing of your love.


To Live By Love (Sung By The Sisters of Boston Carmel)

Composed by Rev. John Sciavone – From a Poem of St. Thérèse

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To live by love is closely to enfold,
Thee, Word of God, the uncreated Word,
And with Thee in my heart of hearts to hold
The Spirit by whose flame my soul is stirred.
Thus loving Thee the Father, too, is mine
Since my frail heart has drawn Him from above.
The Trinity is prisoner divine of my poor love.

To live by love is to abandon fear,
The guilty burden, the remorseful days,
No shadows of mistrust or sin appear.
All is effaced in love’s consuming rays.
O Love, thou glowing furnace, sacred flame!
I fix my dwelling in thy fires above,
And there the mercies of the Lord proclaim,
And live by love.

To live by love is to hold fast within
This earthen vessel goods divinely fair.
Thou seest, God, my waywardness and sin
And findest little of the angel there.
But if I trembling fall at ev’ry hour
Thou wilt embrace me, lifting me above,
If I but call, thou givest me new pow’r
To live by love.


Fr. Brian’s Homily


Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Triduum

July 16-Third Day of Triduum dedicated to Our Lady At Calvary

Introduction by Sr. Mary Teresa, Prioress of Boston Carmel

Litany of Mount Carmel (Sung by the Sisters of Boston Carmel)

Fr. Anthony’s Homily – Our Lady At Calvary

Hymn to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Sung by the Sisters of Boston Carmel)

Hymn to Our Lady of Mt Carmel – Music by Mother Beatrix of Boston Carmel – Click For Lyrics
Pray our Novena To Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Here


July 15 – Second Day of Triduum dedicated to Our Lady At Cana

Introduction by Sr. Mary Teresa, Prioress of Boston Carmel

Flos Carmeli (Sung by the Sisters of Boston Carmel)

Fr. Anthony’s Homily – Our Lady At Cana

Hymn to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Sung by the Sisters of Boston Carmel)

Hymn to Our Lady of Mt Carmel – Music by Mother Beatrix of Boston Carmel – Click For Lyrics
Pray our Novena To Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Here


July 14 – First Day of Triduum dedicated to Our Lady of Humility

Introduction by Sr. Mary Teresa, Prioress of Boston Carmel

Magnificat (Sung by the Sisters of Boston Carmel)

Fr. Anthony’s Homily – Our Lady of Humility

Hymn to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Sung by the Sisters of Boston Carmel)


Pray our Novena To Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Here
Magnificat – Music by Janèt Sullivan Whitaker /Oregon Catholic Press

Hymn to Our Lady of Mt Carmel – Music by Mother Beatrix of Boston Carmel

HYMN TO OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL
QUEEN AND LADY OF MT. CARMEL!
SEEN BY PROPHET’S MYSTIC GAZE;
SHOWN ABOVE THE HOLY MOUNTAIN
AS ELIJAH KNEELS AND PRAYS.
CLOUD-LIKE RISING FROM THE OCEAN;
PURE AND FREE FROM EVERY STAIN,
SHE DOTH CLAIM HIS HEART’S DEVOTION
THRO’ THE AGES TO REMAIN.

(REFRAIN)

MOTHER OF MT. CARMEL HEAR!
WHEN WE CALL, OH! BE THOU NEAR!
MOTHER OF MT. CARMEL HEAR!
WHEN WE CALL, OH! BE THOU NEAR!

TO THE PROPHET’S SONS DESCENDETH
AS A SACRED LEGACY,
LOVE OF MARY’S PURE CONCEPTION-
VIRGIN MOTHER YET TO BE!
TENDER MOTHER, SHE HATH CLOTHED US
WITH A DOUBLE GARMENT FAIR;
PLEDGE OF HEAVENLY PROTECTION,
IS THE SCAPULAR WE WEAR.

(REFRAIN AS ABOVE)

QUEEN AND BEAUTY OF MT. CARMEL!
CHRIST’S DEAR GIFT ON CALVARY!
REFUGE SURE IN EVERY DANGER!
CONFIDENT WE FLY TO THEE.
MOTHER, HEAR OUR HUMBLE PLEADING,
GRANT THE FAVORS WE IMPLORE;
TO THY LOVE WE ARE APPEALING,
BLESS US NOW AND EVERMORE.

(REFRAIN AS ABOVE)