The Saint and the Scapular: Simon Stock and Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us. We were motoring through the French countryside, on a tour of the wine country which took us from Paris to Bordeaux and the walled city of St. Emilion, into the Loire Valley and the vineyards of southwestern France.  We learned about the gravelly soil which provides the perfect drainage for the vines, and about the roses which mark the end of each row and, like the proverbial canary in the mine, warn the vintner of potential threats to the vines laden with … [Read more...]