Catholic Survival Tip #2 for the Church Militant

Posted: September 30, 2013 in Spiritual, Spiritual Warfare
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The Brown Scapular

Mary, the Mother of God, appeared to St. Simon Stock over 700 years ago, in 1251. The promise She instituted was: anyone honoring Her by wearing this devotional of the brown scapular would be preserved from the eternal fires of Hell upon their death. Wearing this is more than an outward sign of devotion, it serves as a protection from danger.

scapular (from Latin, scapula, “shoulder”) is a religious pendant of cloth worn under one’s clothing, which are usually adorned with the picture of a saint as a part of Roman Catholic devotion. Scapulars have their historical origins in larger, tunic-like garments that were once worn by Roman Catholic monks, which were adapted for the use of the Roman Catholic laity.

True devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary consists in three things: VENERATION, CONFIDENCE AND LOVE. By simply wearing the Scapular, we can tell Her every moment of the day that we venerate Her, love Her and trust in Her protection.

Pope Paul VI, speaking of Marian devotions, especially of the Scapular, says “Let the faithful hold in high esteem the practices and devotions to the Blessed Virgin approved by the teaching authority of the Church. It is Our conviction that the Rosary of Mary and the Scapular of Carmel are among these recommended practices. The Scapular is a practice of piety, which by its very simplicity is suited to everyone.”

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