brown scapular

The First Disciple

The Annunciation (St. Gabriel and the Blessed Virgin Mary) by Paolo de Matteis [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The devotion of the Brown Scapular originates in the history of Our Lady of Mount Carmel when Our Lady appeared to St. Simon Stock in the 1200s presenting to him the scapular and promised: “This is a privilege for you and your brethren: whoever dies wearing it, will be saved.” This tradition falls within the context of our Catholic faith […]

Why is the Scapular so Important to Carmelites?

“The Scapular…a Sign of Mary’s Motherhood” Dear Sister, What is the scapular, and why is it so important to Carmelites? Dear Friend, Do you remember what Our Lady was wearing when she appeared to Bernadette? How about her appearance as Our Lady of La Salette? How did Juan Diego describe her or how did she appear on his tilma? It […]

A Channel of Grace and the Brown Scapular

David was 17 years old the summer he started working in the plastics factory, which was owned by his uncle. He took this job in between his junior and senior years of high school hoping to maximize earnings for college, which was just a year away. He also hoped that he would learn something about business. He did that, and more. […]