By Frank Tamburello
Our Lady of Mount Carmel is a name associated with devotion to the Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus of Nazareth. Her veneration under this title is very widespread among the Italians of Southern Italy and Sicily. Devotion to Our Lady of Mount Carmel was brought by Italian immigrants to the United States.
Many churches are dedicated to her honor, and there is hardly an Italian Catholic church that does not bear her image.