A final thought
Malta is an island that occupies a very strategic position in the Mediterranean Sea. It is blessed with deep water harbors, and from time immemorial the Maltese earned their living through maritime activities of all kinds. They were fishermen, tradesmen, adventurers, corsairs and above all fine mariners. In the Mediterranean littoral, Our Lady of Mount Carmel is revered as the Queen of the Sea, the patron of sailors and fishermen. She is the Star of the Sea who guided them on their perilous and risky voyages. No wonder that her popularity was always so high and all-embracing. Yes, Our Lady of Mount Carmel has struck deep roots in the hearts and minds of the Maltese people.
Dr. Mark Agius is the Rector of the Archconfraternity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Valletta. He is also a medical doctor, and practiced as a G.P., an Associate Specialist Psychiatrist and Clare Research Associate in Clare College Cambridge. Dr. Agius has retired from all medical practice and research.
Make sure to visit the slideshow below to discover the most beautiful Carmelite images in the Maltese islands.
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