The Most Blessed Virgin Mary Shown Giving St. Simon Stock the Brown Scapular
In the year 1251, in the town of Aylesford in England, Our Lady appeared to St. Simon Stock, a Carmelite.
She handed him a brown woolen scapular
and said, “This shall be a privilege for you and all Carmelites, that
anyone dying in this habit shall not suffer eternal fire.” In time, the Church extended this magnificent
to all the laity who are willing to be invested in the Brown Scapular of the Carmelites and who perpetually wear it.
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."
(The Blessed Virgin Mary to St. Dominic)
Blessed be St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles!
The Papal Restoration Staff