Brown Scapular - Brown Cord
Handmade woolen scapular with attached Crucifix and St. Benedict medal. Picture of Our Lady handing the scapular to St. Simon Stock. Scapular “promise” on back. Includes accompanying prayers. 21 ½" in length, each square measures approx. 1 ½ x 2 ¼. Brown cord.
The origin of the Brown Scapular can be traced to over seven hundred years ago. During the thirteenth century, the Carmelite Order found itself in imminent danger and appealed to its patroness, the Blessed Virgin Mary. In response, Our Blessed Mother appeared to its General St. Simon Stock and gave him the Scapular of Carmel, saying “This shall be a privilege for you and all Carmelites, that whoever dies wearing this shall not suffer eternal fire”. From this incident, the Scapular took its origin.
At Fatima, on October 13, 1917, Our Lady appeared in the sky, holding out to the world the Brown Scapular of Mt. Carmel in a wordless invitation for us to wear this sign of Consecration to her Immaculate Heart.