The entire prophetic cohort of Mount Carmel arose from Elijah the Tishbite, and was guided after his departure for Heaven by Elisha. It would endure for centuries and give origin to the Carmelite Order, dedicated to the praise of the Virgin. Perfect devotion to Mary can only be attained by participating in the spirit of Elijah the prophet.
This Eliatic mark distinguishes the true servants of Our Lady, furnishing them with zeal for the glory of God, the agility of eagles in divine contemplation and holy wrath towards the demons and the children of darkness.
Msgr. João Scognamiglio Clá Dias, EP
The patronage of Our Lady of Carmel over the Saints of the Order – National Museum of the Viceroy, Tepotzotlán (Mexico)