by Thy right
hand this habit, which is to be worn
by Thy servant
in love and devotion to Thee and to Thy
Mother, Our Lady of Mount Carmel. By her
may he be defended from the evil foe
in Thy grace until death. We ask this
of Thee Who
liveth and reigneth forever and ever.
this blessed habit and call on the most holy Virgin,
that by her
merits thou mayest wear it without stain; and
that she may
guard thee from all evil and bring thee to life everlasting.
the power granted me I receive thee as a partaker of
favors which, by the merciful help of Jesus Christ, are
enjoyed by the
religious of the Order of Carmelites. In the name
of the Father,
and of the Son, + and of the Holy Ghost.
Almighty God, Creator of heaven and earth, bless +
graciously chose thee for the Confraternity of Our Lady
Carmel. We pray to her that in the hour of thy death she
will crush the
head of the ancient serpent, so that thou mayest finally
palm and crown of the everlasting inheritance.