Besides the great
promise associated with scapulars...
wearing this (brown) scapular shall not suffer eternal fire. It shall be a sign
of peace and a safeguard in times of danger" [Note: There may be various
wordings, e.g. "It is a sign of salvation, a sure safeguard in danger, a pledge
of peace...", "It shall be a sign of salvation, a protection in danger and a
pledge of peace", etc.]
...wearing a scapular
* May assist the wearer in gaining indulgences
* Puts the wearer under the "special protection of the Blessed Virgin
* May assist the wearer in obtaining graces
* Is a 'profession of faith' and a 'reminder to holiness'
* Is like a "constant prayer"
* May help the wearer avoid evil
It also makes one
obedient to the Blessed Virgin's wishes...
"Our Lady wants
all to wear the Scapular. The Scapular and the Rosary are inseparable." (Sr.
Lucy of Fatima)
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"The other devotions
to Our Lady last only for a certain time, but he who wears the Scapular honors
Our Lady at all times and in all places. The Scapular is, as the Blessed Virgin
herself has declared, 'a safeguard in danger'" (Muller)
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