The Brown Scapular & Simon Stock

             A GIFT OF THE BROWN SCAUPULAR FOR YOU!

 On Mother’s. Day, Fr. Glenn will conduct the prayers after each Mass to invest all Catholics who desire, with the spiritual rewards and mantle of Our Lady, the Blessed Virgin Mary, in the Brown Scapular. The Scapular represents both the protective care of Mary, and the “yoke of Christ” as it is to be worn around the neck. Both reflections indicate a devotion to Mary and Jesus, and a willingness to contemplate life in willing obedience to Our Lord. In return, special favors are granted to those who wear the Scapular.
 
Small, inexpensive Scapulars will be handed out at each Mass to use for the blessing. However, the blessing is permanent for any Brown Scapular you will buy and wear, for the rest of your life. There is no need to bless any further Scapular you acquire to wear.

Our Lady's Promise

Our Lady promised that whoever dies invested in this Scapular shall be preserved from eternal flames. It is a sign of salvation, a sure safeguard in danger, a pledge of peace and of my special protection until the end of the ages

The Conditions Required for Gaining our Lady’s Promise of the Brown Scapular

1.  To observe exactly what has been prescribed regarding material, color, and shape of the Scapular, that is it must be 100% brown wool in a rectangular shape.

2.  To be enrolled in the Scapular by a priest.

 3.  To wear it continually.

Please note that there are no special prayers or good works that are necessary to receive the promise. The Scapular is a silent prayer that shows one’s complete consecration and dedication to the Blessed Virgin Mary. 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. .

  1. How must I wear the Scapular in order to receive its benefits?

You must wear it over the shoulder so that one part hangs over your chest and the other side hangs over the back.

  1. What if I’m allergic to wool?

If one has a serious allergy to wool or has irritation of the skin, one can wear the wool scapular over one’s clothing, encase the wool scapular in plastic, or wear the Scapular Medal with an image of the Sacred Heart on one side and an image of Our Lady on the other side.

 

Who was Simon Stock?

Simon Stock was an Englishman  who lived in the 13th century.  Legend tells us his name Stock came from his early life living as a hermit in the stock of a large oak tree.  He later joined the Carmelite order and became a priest..[ n the year 1251, in the town of Aylesford in England, Our Lady appeared to St. Simon Stock and handed him a brown woolen scapular, an apron like garment worn by the Carmelite priests,  and said that anyone dying while wearing this habit (now in the form of a small scapular)