And, if it wasn’t enough to link themselves directly to Elijah, the Carmelites also began asserting a supernatural origin for their scapular—not the little piece worn by many Catholics today, but the large, full-length scapular that constituted a significant part of the Carmelite habit. A scapular is made of two rectangular squares of cloth attached by strings. The scapular of the West corresponded to the analabus of the East (cf. Min. No image is prescribed for the scapular, but the scapular given in the house of the Dominican General at Rome has on one side the picture of St. Dominic kneeling before the crucifix and on the other that of B. Reginald receiving the habit from the hands of the Mother of God. By: Michael R. Heinlein Great attention has been given to the need for transparency at all levels of the Church in recent years. Whoever, therefore, even though he be now a sinner, wears the badge of the Mother of God throughout life as her faithful servant, not presumptuously relying on the scapular as on a miraculous amulet, but trustfully confiding in the power and goodness of Mary, may securely hope that Mary will through her powerful and motherly intercession procure for him all the necessary graces for true conversion and for perseverance in good. Again, after St. Benedict had declared in his Rule XXII: “Vestiti dormiant et cincti cingulis aut funibus”, it was prescribed in the “Consuetudines sublacenses”: “Vestiti autem dormiant id est ad minus in una tunica et scapulari et cincti, ut sint parati surgere” (Albers, “Consuet. It is related in the life of St. Paul of the Cross that, before founding the Congregation of the Passionists, he received in apparitions the black habit of the order with the badge on the breast. Every scapular, which is not merely an object of private devotion (for there are also such) but is also provided with an indulgence, must be approved by the ecclesiastical authorities, and the formula of blessing must be sanctioned by the Congregation of Rites. Baro Bonay., “Annales Ord. A scapular is made of two rectangular squares of cloth attached by strings. To the first orders have been gradually added the second and third orders and the oblates, who receive the proper habit from the first orders. This devotion bore such rich fruits that Clement X by the Brief of January 30, 1671, expressly granted the faculty to bless and invest with this scapular. The other portion of the scapular, hanging at the back, consists simply of a small segment of black woollen cloth. Some scapulars are part of belonging to an actual confraternity. Catholic Living. Mine is white, although it was from my confermation. The five are: the Scapular of the Most Blessed Trinity, that of the Carmelites, of the Servites, of the Immaculate Conception, and the Red Scapular of the Passion. By the Decree of the Sacred Congregation of Bishops and Regulars of December 20, 1616, it was declared that. In outward form this scapular is different from the others, inasmuch as the two segments of cloth have the form of a small shield; of these one is made of blue and the other of black cloth, and of the bands likewise one is blue and the other black. However, so many people on Catholic Answers Forums say that the medal is not a substitute for the scapular without sufficient reason. ; French tr., “Livre d’or”, Paris, 1911, pp. ; French tr., 3rd ed., II, 107; cf. As in the case of the other third orders this made its appearance later, until finally it became usual to wear the scapular under one’s ordinary clothing instead of the full habit of the order (cf. We do no more than record this circumstance exactly as it is related in the “Bullarium“. This short video sheds some light on the origin and promises attached to the more common scapulars like the Brown scapular of Mount Carmel, the red Scapular of the Passion and the Green Scapular… It offers … Thus, in the Rule of St. Benedict, it was expressly termed “scapulare propter opera” (c. xxv in P.L., LXXVI, 771). Later on the Franciscans gave the members of their third order for the laity the large scapular, and founded also a Franciscan confraternity, the members of which were given as their badge, not a small scapular, but a girdle. and Saltet (loc. This tradition, however, appears in such a precise form for the first time in 1642, when the words of the Blessed Virgin were given in a circular of St. Simon Stock, which he is said to have dictated to his companion, secretary, and confessor, Peter Swanyngton. S. C. The scapular usually bears on one portion a symbolization of the Immaculate Conception and on the other the name of Mary. Benedicti Anianensis concord. Wessels, “Analecta Ord. Towards the end the author gives, after the formula of benediction for the Fratelh and Sorelle della Compagnia della Madonna del Carmine (who receive the complete habit of the order), the formula for the blessing of the scapular for the Devoti della Compagnia Carmelitana (pp. Jesus Christ showed the sister a scapular, such as is worn, and promised to all who should wear it on every Friday a great increase of faith, hope, and charity. Carmel. ‘The summary of indulgences was last approved by the Congregation of Indulgences on March 7, 1888. Catholic News & Perspective December 2020. The scapular … it is permitted to wear, instead of one or more of the small scapulars, a single medal of metal. Similarly, priests who may have received the faculty only of blessing and investing with the scapular may continue to exercise it. Urgent calls for honesty and transparency from ecclesial leadership — and … This scapular usually bears on one side the image of our Lady of Mount Carmel, but neither this nor any other image is prescribed. For these large scapulars the same general rules hold good as described in detail below in the case of the small scapulars. “Les indulgences”, 3rd. This scapular is an outward sign of the protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our sister, mother, and queen. Carmel.”, Rome, 1911, pp. Since 1903, however, there is a small scapular of St. Dominic provided with an indulgence but connected with no confraternity (“Analecta eccl.”, 1904, p. 261). In 2000, as part of the commemoration of the 750th anniversary of the brown scapular, representatives of the Carmelites of the Ancient Observance and the Discalced Carmelites worked together to produce A Catechesis on the Brown Scapular. The Scapular of Our Lady of Ransom (B. Marice V. de Mercede redemptionis captivorum), D. The Black Scapular of the Seven Dolors of Mary, J. Joseph, patron of the Church, pray for us.” On the other gold colored segment is represented the papal crown, the tiara, above it the dove as the symbol of the Holy Ghost, and underneath it a cross and the keys of Peter with the inscription: “Spiritus Domini ductor eius” (The Spirit of the Lord is his Guide). 120 sq.). In the Church of St. Magdalen at Rome, belonging to the Clerks Regular of St. Camillus, a picture of the Blessed Virgin is specially venerated under the title of Help of the Sick. From this developed the special monastic garment, to which a hood could be fastened at the back. Dorothei abbatis doctrina”, I, xiii, in P.G., LXXXVIII, 1634; Cassian, “De ceenob. “Whosoever dies wearing this scapular shall not suffer eternal fire.” Many of us have seen brown scapulars of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on which these words are inscribed. cit.) I know that what we now wear is a scaled down version of what was once worn. This scapular having been approved by the Congregation of Rites on April 18, 1893, various indulgences were granted for all the faithful who wear it by a Rescript of the Congregation of Indulgences, June 8, 1893 (“Acta S. Sedis”, XXXIV, 317; Beringer, “Les indulgences”, 3rd ed., I, 569 sqq.). Spirituality. This bears an exact replica of the badge of the Passionists, namely a heart above a cross, on which is written “Jesu XPI Passio” and below “sit semper in cordibus nostris”. However, the regulation which was already quoted from the new statutes of the Benedictines Oblates still remains in force. The red and blue cross is essential only on the front segment of woollen cloth which hangs before the breast. On the small segment at the back is sewed a little red cloth cross; although this receives separate and special blessing for the sick, it does not constitute an essential portion of the scapular. This monastic scapular, like the whole monastic habit and indeed the liturgical vestments of the priest, developed from the ordinary clothing of the laity. Originally the longitudinal segments of cloth were confined by cross segments passing under the arms—a form which exists even today. The Superior-General of the Lazarists can communicate the faculty of blessing and investing with this scapular to other regular or secular priests. Const.”, 1324, in Zimmerman, 31: “Statuimus quod fratres in tunica et scapulari dormiant supracincti, subpoena gravis culpm”). The word "scapular" comes from the Latin word scapula, which means “shoulder blade.” A scapular is a sacramental. The Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is best understood in the context of our Catholic faith. One of the casualties of that tragedy was the loss of any archives that might have been maintained by the hermits living on Mount Carmel before their dispersion to Europe and eventual martyrdom. P.L., CIII, 1231, editorial note). GENERAL ECCLESIASTICAL REGULATIONS CONCERNING THE SMALL SCAPULARS, B. No joke, people could always tell when I was approaching by the clinking of my medals. The narrower strips provide an opening through which the monk places his head; the strips then sit on his shoulders, and the large pieces of cloth hang down in front and in back. Monastic formulae of profession of the West from the ninth century make no mention of the investment with the scapular. The second privilege of the scapular, otherwise known as the Sabbatine privilege, may be briefly defined as meaning that Mary’s motherly assistance for her servants in the Scapular Confraternity will continue after death, and will find effect especially on Saturday (the day consecrated to her honor), provided that the members fulfill faithfully the not easy conditions necessary for obtaining this privilege (see Sabbatine Privilege). Black Scapular, Passionists. Pages. This scapular must likewise be worn constantly, if one wishes to gain the indulgences of the confraternity. Dorothei doctrina”, loc. 6 & 26. Effort was made to alter the habit to something more suited to the society in which the Carmelites now had to live. Aug 12, 2020 - Explore Barbara Carrara's board "Scapulars" on Pinterest. In the revised statutes of the Oblates of the Benedictine Order, confirmed in 1891 and 1904, it is stated in conclusion: “The Oblates may be buried in the black habit of the order, with scapular and girdle, wherever the conditions allow the fulfillment of this pious wish” (Beringer, “Die Ablasse”, 13th ed., 817; French tr. The Scapular is a devotion whereby we venerate Her, love Her, and trust in Her protection, and we tell Her these things every moment of the day by simply wearing the Brown Scapular. I am enrolled in the Brown Scapular … Indulg., pp. The scapular is of white cloth, and bears on the front part, which hangs over the breast, the picture of Our Lady of Ransom. through a miracle the Holy mother came and announced that whomever wears this scapular faithfully and wheres it at the hour of death, will be freed from the pits of hell. The summary of indulgences of the confraternity was last approved by the Congregation of Indulgences on July 30, 1868 (Rescr. Priests who can receive the faithful into the Confraternity of the Precious Blood have also the faculty of blessing and investing these with this red scapular (or a red girdle). Heretofore no authenticated testimony has been discovered proving that the small scapular was known from the second half of the thirteenth century and was given to the members of the Confraternity of Our Lady of Mt. It has thus come to pass that the third orders for the laity, such as those of the Franciscans, Servites and Dominicans, wear today as their special badge and habit a “large” scapular, consisting essentially of two segments of woollen cloth (about four and a half inches long and two and three-eighths inches broad in the case of the Franciscan scapular; much longer and broader in the case of the Carmelite—although no particular length or breadth is prescribed) connected with each other by two strings or bands. Pious lay persons of either sex attached themselves to the Servites for instance; many of those who were in a position to do so attached themselves to the third order with vows, but in the case of many others either this was impossible or the idea of doing so had as yet not occurred to them. In 1878 a confraternity in honor of St. Michael the Archangel was founded in the Church of St. Eustachius at Rome, and in the following year in the Church of Sant’ Angelo in Pescheria (Sancti Angeli in foro Piscium). It is composed of two large pieces of cloth, connected in the middle by narrower strips of cloth, much like an apron that covers both the front and the back of the wearer. On the gold colored segment before the breast is the representation of St. Joseph with the Child Jesus on his right arm and the staff of lilies in his left hand, while underneath is the inscription: “St. ; French tr., “Les Indulgences“, II, 3rd e., 361). It consists essentially of a piece of cloth about the width of the breast from one shoulder to the other (i.e., about fourteen to eighteen inches), and of such a length that it reaches not quite to the feet in front and behind. Such as: Were the Carmelites of old “fibbing” about the brown scapular? He may not have been the one to start the story. Frankly, it was not because of the so-called “scapular promise” attached to the scapular, attributed to Our Lady of Mount Carmel, in which she is believed to have promised St. Simon Stock that “Those who die wearing this scapular shall not suffer eternal fire.” No, the brown scapular was special to me because I had the privilege to be enrolled in the Confraternity of the Scapular during a visit to the Carmelite monastery on Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel, while on pilgrimage to the Holy Land during the Jubilee Year 2000. Since 1910 and the regulation of the Holy Office of December 16 of that year (Acta Apost. According to the statutes of the confraternity admission is effected by the blessing and investing with the Blue Scapular, the presentation of the small chaplet of the Immaculate Conception, and the enrolling of the name in the register of the confraternity. Only the small (not the large) scapulars may be validly replaced by such medals. ; Louis Saltet in “Bulletin delitt. in the case of the Servites and Carmelites (“Mon. The scapular originates in the habits worn by the monastic orders, beginning with the Benedictines, and later adapted by many other religious communities. My assertion that Carmelites today downplay the promise attributed to the brown scapular was scandalous to some readers, one of whom commented: How does this sacramental stir up devotion in a person if there are no special promises or a special message attached to it? B. Zimmerman, “Mon. lat. Ord. The order was founded by St. Peter Nolasco (d. 1256). …is the best known, most celebrated, and most widespread of the small scapulars. The scapular owes its origin and spread to the Congregation of the Daughters of the Sacred Heart, founded at Antwerp in 1873 (Acta S. Sedis, XXXII, 633 sq.). And are you supose to put it so the picture is facing out or the clothe? When later the faithful sought to associate themselves more closely with their order in confraternities, the Trinitarians gave them as their outward badge the scapular described above. ; “Les indulgences”, 3rd ed., I, 560). The scapular medal has all the same indulgences that are associated with cloth scapular… medal can be worn anywhere on the person, including in one’s pocket. In this form, the two segments of woollen cloth are of a violet color; to these are sewed two pieces of gold-colored material (linen, cotton, etc.) Catholic Living. However, the Congregation of Indulgences expressly declared on April 30, 1885, that the wearing of the scapulars of smaller form and of the same size as those of the confraternities entitled one to gain the indulgences of the third order (cf. The scapular is the badge of the confraternity, which received its indulgences from Pius IX and Leo XIII in 1860 and 1883; these were last ratified by a rescript of the Congregation of Indulgences, July 21, 1883. To the best findings of current scholarly research, the Carmelites were founded by veterans of the Crusades, laymen and their military chaplains, who chose to retreat to Mount Carmel to live in peace as hermits. For each blessing a sign of the Cross suffices. Quetif-Echard. auth. It offers us a rich spiritual tradition that honors Mary as the first and foremost of her Son’s disciples. It was only gradually that it became one of the important parts of the monastic habit. It is probable that the revival of the religious life in the sixteenth century (the Counter-Reformation) gave the chief impetus to the development of the scapulars, as to other institutions and practices (e.g., confraternities and novenas). The scapular originates in the habits worn by the monastic orders, beginning with the Benedictines, and later adapted by many other religious communities. On the other segment the papal arms (i.e., the tiara and the keys of Peter) with the inscription: “Son, follow her counsel. It is made of white wool, but the bands, as in the case of so many other scapulars, may be of another material. What has been done by the Church to clear up misconceptions about the brown scapular? Trinit.”, Rome, 1684, p. lxxviii ad an 1598). Unfortunately, many Catholics treat the promise attributed to the brown scapular quite superstitiously, as I was reminded by the reaction to my essay on superstitious prayers to St. Jude. From the Diocese of St-Claude in France this scapular (at first white) was spread by the Capuchins (cf. It was on July 15, 1251 that the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to St. Simon Stock in Cambridge, England, in response to his prayers for his oppressed order, the … the remaining hermits on Mount Carmel were martyred. pried.”, I, 75; “Theodemari epist. It was only later and gradually that the idea developed of giving to everyone connected with the order the real scapular of the order in miniature as their badge to be always worn day and night over or under their ordinary clothing. The superior general of the above congregation can communicate to other priests the faculty of blessing and investing with this scapular (“Acta Pontificia”, Rome, March, 1911, appendix). Especially the analabus but also the scapular was often called simply crux (cross) on account of its shape, and symbolism introduced accordingly. Consequently, the four oldest small scapulars are likewise the badges of four confraternities, attached respectively to the Carmelites, Servites, Trinitarians, and Mercedarians. The only sacramental I continued to wear was my brown scapular. Only the blue woollen cloth is essential and necessary. Soon after becoming a Catholic, I started collecting “Catholicana” to hang about my neck. This scapular thus appears to have been a portion of the night clothing of monks. . The color of the segments of woollen cloth depends on the color of the monastic habit, which it to a certain extent represents, or on the mystery in honor of which it is worn. Under Leo XIII originated in Rome the Scapular Confraternity of St. Michael the Archangel, which is attached not so much to an order as to the church in which it exists. In short, the brown scapular is not a lucky charm or a guarantee of heaven. It is probably the oldest scapular and served as the prototype of the others. The scapular as used in Rome bears on one portion a representation of the chalice with the Precious Blood adored by angels; the other segment which hangs at the back is simply a smaller portion of red cloth (Beringer, “Die Ablasse”, 13th ed., 618; “Les indulgences”, 3rd ed., II, 161). S. C. When Jesus Christ had in return promised great favors for her order, she begged the same graces for all the faithful who should devoutly wear a small sky blue scapular in honor of the Immaculate Conception and to secure the conversion of sinners. Hi everyone, Quick question. http://www.catholic.com Born in Hayward, California, a suburb of San Francisco, Fr. It's essentially two small pieces of wool attached by two 18 inch cords with the words (in the vernacular) "Whosoever dies wearing this scapular will not suffer eternal fire". 24 sqq., 85 sqq. hist. Vatic. The material of these two essential parts of the scapular must be of woven wool; the strings or bands may be of any material, and of any one color. ladylinguist October 2, 2007, 4:34pm #1. ; Beringer, “Les indulgences”, 3rd ed., II, 499 sqq.). The Scapular is a silent prayer that shows one’s complete consecration and dedication to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Or can you take it off when you take a shower or go swimming? “Regola del terz’ ordine di San Domenico”, Rome, 1888, pp. monasticae”, II, 126). Early in the middle Ages numerous lay persons had already joined the Benedictine Order as oblates; these often received from the first order the entire monastic habit, which they wore either constantly in the world or at least during Divine Service. The best known scapular is that of the Third Order of St. Francis, or, as it is simply called, the Scapular of St. Francis; it is brown, grey, or black in color, and has (at least generally) on one of the woollen segments the image of St. Francis and on the other that of the little church of Portiuncula. Catholic Living. The Venerable Ursula Benicasa, foundress of the Order of Theatine Nuns, relates in her autobiography how the habit which she and her sisters were to wear in honor of the Immaculate Conception was revealed to her in a vision. Hi, I signed up to this forum to ask these questions. Answers is the place to go to get the answers you need and to ask the questions you want …owes its origin to an apparition which Jesus Christ vouchsafed to a Sister of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul in 1846. Lay … The segment of cloth which hangs before the breast bears the image of the Mother of Good Counsel (after the well-known picture in the Augustinian church at Genazzano) with the inscription: “Mother of Good Counsel”. Later, after the foundation of the congregation, the Passionist Fathers gave the faithful who wished to associate themselves more closely with their order a black scapular in honor of the Passion of Christ. The Scapular of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, K. The Scapular of St. Michael the Archangel, 0. : Epp., IV, Carol. It is placed over the head, and worn with one square in front and the other in back. Carmel.”, Rome, 1911, p. 122). The small scapulars consist essentially of two quadrilateral segments of woollen cloth (about two and three-quarter inches long by two inches wide), connected with each other by two strings or bands in such a manner that, when the bands rest on the shoulders, the front segment rests before the breast, while the other hangs down an equal distance at the back. Sedis, III, 22 sq.) the manual of the archconfraternity, Rome, 1883; Seeberger, “Key to the Spiritual Treasures”, 1897, p. 214). op. Giani, “Annales”, I, 2nd ed., Lucca, 1719, p. 162; 1st ed., Florence, 1618, p. 58). In answer to his appeal for help for his oppressed order, she appeared to him with a scapular in her hand and said: “Take, beloved son, this scapular of thy order as a badge of my confraternity and for thee and all Carmelites a special sign of grace; whoever dies in this garment, will not suffer everlasting fire. The medal must be blessed by a priest possessing the faculty to bless and invest with the scapular or scapulars, which the medal is to replace. Do any of you know where I could find something like this? ; “Vetus discipl. It offers us a rich spiritual tradition that honors Mary as the first and foremost of her Son’s disciples. This scapular is an outward sign of the protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our sister, mother, and queen. In this article we speak only of scapulars approved by the Church. Here's a quick definition of a "sacramental" from the… clarinet09 January 13, 2006, 4:15am #1. The word "scapular" comes from the Latin word scapula, which means “shoulder blade.” A scapular is a sacramental. In that blog post, I wrote: For example, the brown scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is sometimes promoted with the promise that wearing it will ensure that the person who wears is guaranteed heaven. 319, 392, 414, 420, 442; “Bullar. In its original form, the scapular is a part of the monastic habit (the outfit that monks wear). Capuc., IX, 1893, pp. If you are interested in reading more about the origins of the Carmelite order, I recommend Journey to Carith by Peter-Thomas Rohrbach, from which much of the history I recount here was drawn. For the scapular it is prescribed only that it be of red cloth. If you would like, you may even wear a scapular medal which is a little more modern, but as far as I … Is it acceptable for a lady to take off the sting of a scapular and pin the 2 squares to her bra in the front and back like she would be wearing it normally, except not using the string? In the “Bullar. Diocese of Arlington, Virginia, October 28, 1999. In 1894 a confraternity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin and Mother of God Mary was erected in the Theatine Church of S. Andrea della Valle at Rome. This is very similar to the Red Scapular of the Passion. cit.) During the terrors of the French Revolution it also served as a safeguard for the pious faithful. Being a secular Carmelite myself, I have been one of the modern Carmelites who have said “Oops!” and tried to set the record straight. archiep., “De peenitentia”, eclxxiii, in P.G., CLV, 495; Goar, “Euchologium”, 2nd ed., Venice, 1730, pp. By the end of the 13th century, the Carmelites had become established in Europe, and simultaneously the remaining hermits on Mount Carmel were martyred during the fall of the region to the Saracens. Green Scapular, Paulists. For this reason, I wear a scapular all the time, except when I take a shower and then I am very careful not to drop the … This scapular is an outward sign of the protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our sister, mother and queen. When the order was establishing itself in Europe, the garb then worn by the hermits was appropriate to a Palestinian mountaintop but strange in Europe and looked upon with suspicion. This scapular is worn by the members of the Archconfraternity of the Holy Face. In any case, the scapular was very widespread in European countries at the end of the sixteenth century, as is evident from “La cronica Carmelitana” of the Carmelite Joseph Falcone (Piacenza, 1595). cit. (Cf. It was eventually decided that this step was not necessary, and so the feast day was restored—with the condition that the liturgy for his feast day could not contain mention of the vision of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and the scapular that had been attributed to him. The authentic list of indulgences, privileges, and indults of the Scapular Confraternity of Mount Carmel was last approved on July 4, 1908, by the Congregation of Indulgences. 155 sqq.). The term “scapular” is used to describe two different things within the Catholic Church. On the contrary there are many reasons for the view that the small scapular, as we now know it and in the form it has certainly had since the sixteenth century, is of much later origin. Both portions of the scapular bear the well-known representation of the Archangel St. Michael slaying the dragon, and the inscription “Quis ut Deus” (“Libretto di aggregazione alla pia Unione di S. Michele Arcangelo in S. Angelo in Pescheria”, Rome, 1910; “Acta S. Sedis”, XV, 286). “Scriptores ord. The scapular and bands must both be of red woollen material. Recently a friend gave me a scapular. Shortly after Alexander IV had sanctioned the Servite Order in 1255, many of the faithful of either sex associated themselves with the order in ecclesiastical confraternities in honor of the Seven Dolors of Mary. ad Carol. Similarly originated the Confraternity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel; that this existed in 1280 is proved by the still extant “Libro degli ordinamenti de la compagnia di Santa Maria del Carmine scritto nel 1280” (edited by Giulio Piccini at Bologna, 1867, in “Scelta di Curiosity letterarie”). However, the encyclical could not have been issued from Viterbo on March 25, 1263, for Urban IV was at that time in Orvieto. Confirmation is a sacrament of the Church; the brown scapular is a sacramental that some Catholics choose to wear as a sign of devotion to Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Eventually I was wearing a brown scapular, a crucifix, and a “dog tag” chain with twenty or more holy medals. It offers us a rich spiritual tradition that honors Mary as the first and foremost of her Son’s disciples. The first Rule of the Third Order of St. Dominic in the first half of the thirteenth century prescribed likewise a formal and complete investment. The scapular (from Lat., scapula, shoulder) is a Sacramental and it is composed of two pieces of brown fabric united with two cords and drapes over the shoulders … If you do this for a (for example) brown scapular do you need to do another process for a (for example) scapular of St.Michael What is the requirements to wear a scapular? For the history of the scapular consult especially Giani, “Annales Ord. At their reception, the members are given a scapular of black woollen cloth; the portion over the breast is a copy of the above picture of the Mother of God and at her feet Sts. I have one on right now. 411, 417 sqq.). Answer: Not automatically or by virtue of confirmation. The Franciscans had St. Francis of Assisi, the Dominicans had St. Dominic; but the Carmelites’ exact historical origins have become obscure. Blessed woollen scapular may continue to exercise it segments resting on the delay of Fulton Sheen ’ s disciples scaled. 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