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On July 16th, 1251, Our Lady promised St. Simon Stock,(1) “WHOSOEVER DIES IN THIS GARMENT SHALL NOT SUFFER ETERNAL FIRE.” She promised Pope John XXII, (2) “I, the Mother of Grace, shall descend on the Saturday after their death and whomsoever I shall find in purgatory I shall free so that I may lead them to the holy mountain of life everlasting.” On account of these two promises, all Catholics should consider wearing the Scapular. We should even give the Scapular to our non-Catholic friends and ask them to say a few prayers each day in wearing it, so that they may gradually receive grace to convert.

The Scapular is a kind of habit, which even those living in the world can wear, as a sign and symbol of their consecration to Jesus through Mary, and their desire to live a consecrated life as far as possible. Thus, by the Scapular, even all the laity can approach as close as we can to a vocation while still living in the world. Were there no other reason, all Catholics should wear the Brown Scapular just to avail themselves of this privilege. Priests, Nuns, Monks and Religious should feel especially obliged to wear it. Our Lady tells us it is a privilege to be clothed in Her habit, “This shall be a privilege for you and all Carmelites, that anyone dying in this habit shall not suffer eternal fire.”

Around the time of Vatican II, we saw many religious trying to take off their habit. And even the scandal of Priests and higher Hierarchs appearing in lay dress. This was severely censured by St. Padre Pio, " The Definiteur replied: 'Padre, changes are being proposed because the youth don’t want to have anything to do with the tonsure, the habit, bare feet....''Chase them out! Chase them out! What can you be saying? Is it they who are doing St. Francis a favor by taking the habit and following his way of life, or rather, isn’t it St. Francis who is offering them a great gift?'" In the same way, we should not remove our habit either.

Living in the world, we cannot wear a habit in the same way Monks and Nuns do. We can, however, wear the Scapular. ""Wear the Scapular devoutly and perseveringly. It is My garment. To be clothed in it means you are continually thinking of Me, and I in turn, am always thinking of you and helping you to secure eternal life." Link

Then there are all the blessings to be gained by sharing in Scapular Confraternities, and uniting in prayer with millions of Catholics.

We can even gain many and frequent indulgences by kissing our Scapular and renewing our consecration, and making morning offerings.

Do you believe the Scapular is a great gift, a holy privilege, the habit of consecrated laity, an inestimable blessing we should all avail?

Our Lady also made a promise a long ago that She would one day save the world by the Rosary and the Scapular, to St. Dominic.
Mary, our Heavenly Mother, implores those who receive Holy Communion Daily, or at least Weekly, to Offer their Lives. TEXT OF THE LIFE OFFERING, adapted and pluralized: Dear Lord Jesus, before the Holy Trinity, Our Heavenly Mother, and the whole Heavenly Court, united with Your most Precious Blood and Your Sacrifice on Calvary, We hereby Offer our whole Lives to the Intention of Your Sacred Heart and to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Together with our life, we place at Your disposal all Holy Masses, all our Holy Communions, all Rosaries, all acts of consecration, all our good deeds, all our sacrifices, and the suffering of our entire life for the Adoration and Supplication of the Holy Trinity, for Unity in our Holy Mother Church, for the Holy Father, Pope Francis the First; and for His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI. For His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, that they may re-unite their flocks with the Catholic Church, and there may soon be but One Fold and One Shepherd. For all the Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, for all Bishops of the Universal Church that they may be true Apostles and Shepherds; and for Priests, Nuns and Monks, for good Priestly and Religious Vocations, and for All Souls until the end of the world. O my Jesus, please accept our life Sacrifice and our offerings and give us Your grace that we may all persevere obediently until death. Amen." Please pray this daily and you and your family will be saved. You will avoid Purgatory.

Daily Morning Offering: O my God, in union with the Immaculate Heart of Mary,  I offer Thee the Precious Blood of Jesus from all the Altars  throughout the world, joining with It the offering of my every thought, word, and action of this day. I desire to gain every Indulgence and Merit I can, offering them, together with myself, to Mary Immaculate, Whom Thou hast appointed the dispenser of the merits of Thy Precious Blood, especially by means of this Scapular  [Here kiss your Brown Scapular] that She may best apply them to the interests of Thy Most Sacred Heart. Amen.

Consecration to Our Blessed Mother: My Queen, my Mother! I give myself entirely to Thee, and to show my devotion to Thee I consecrate to Thee this day, my eyes, my ears, my mouth, my heart, my whole being without reserve, Wherefore, good Mother, as I am Thine own, keep me, guard me, as Thy property and possession."

"I am the Lady of the Rosary. Pray the Rosary (i.e. 15 decades; 5 decades is a part of the Rosary) every day to obtain Peace for the World." ~ Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima.
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Offline Michael Wilson

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Re: Scapular Confraternity: Advantages, Benefits, Blessings, Indulgences.
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2018, 08:57:52 PM »
I voted "other" as I wear the "Five Fold" scapular, which includes the Brown Scapular, along with the scapulars of the Passion, Immaculate Conception, the Seven Dolors, and the Trinitarian.
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"My brothers, all of you, if you are condemned to see the triumph of evil, never applaud it. Never say to evil: you are good; to decadence: you are progess; to death: you are life. Sanctify yourselves in the times wherein God has placed you; bewail the evils and the disorders which God tolerates; oppose them with the energy of your works and your efforts, your life uncontaminated by error, free from being led astray, in such a way that having lived here below, united with the Spirit of the Lord, you will be admitted to be made but one with Him forever and ever: But he who is joined to the Lord is one in spirit." Cardinal Pie of Potiers
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