Fr. Howard Rafferty, O.Carm., on August 15, 1950 to Sr. Lucy: "Do you mean to say that the wearing of the Brown Scapular is not just something Our Lady would like us to do, but that it is essential to the Message? (of Fatima)
Sister Lucy answered: "Exactly! One could not follow the Message of Fatima
unless he fulfilled the five conditions, one of which is the wearing of the Brown Scapular all the time —day and night."
"Among devotions to Our
Lady, the most privileged and most widespread are the Rosary and the Brown Scapular. This latter devotion, as the celebrated canonist and theologian, Rev. A. J. Vermeersch, S.J., puts it: 'Derives all its benevolence
from the Blessed Virgin and is the homage of respectful affection, of filial confidence, and of continual supplication.'
On July 16, 1251, Our Lady appeared to the Carmelite Prior-General,
St. Simon Stock, holding in her hand the Brown Scapular. 'Receive. my beloved son,' Our Lady said, 'this Habit; whosoever dies clothed in this shall not suffer eternal fire!'" ... Learn about the requirements and rewards
of persevering in the Scapular Devotion by reading: "Brown Scapular Instructions"
(The Scaplur Devotion) Imprimatur, January, 20th,1945.
"One day, through the Rosary and the Scapular, I will save the world."
Virgin Mary to St. Dominic)
Blessed be St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles!
The Papal Restoration Staff
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