Enrollment in the Confraternity of the Brown Scapular
Wednesday August 31st after the 11:30am Mass
at Mary Ark of the Covenant Chapel
What is Our Lady’s promise in wearing the Brown Scapular?
“Whoever dies invested with this Scapular shall be preserved from the
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.”
What are 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.
2. To be enrolled in the Scapular by a priest.
3. To wear it continually.
The Scapular is a silent prayer that shows one’s complete consecration
and dedication to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Who may be enrolled in the Brown Scapular?
All Catholics should be enrolled. It is customary for children to be enrolled
after their First Holy Communion.
How do I enroll in the Brown Scapular?
Any priest can enroll or invest you in the Brown Scapular.
May the Scapular be fastened or pinned to my clothing?
No. It must hang over the shoulders with one side hanging in the front
and the other side hanging in the back.
If I need a new Scapular, do I need to be re-invested?
No. If your Scapular has worn out or has broken, you only need to get
another one and put it on. The blessing and investiture is valid for the new
Scapular, since the blessing is predominately given to the person who is
invested in the Scapular.
What is the Sabbatine Privilege?
It is the promise that the Blessed Virgin Mary gave Pope John XXII in a
vision. She will deliver Her faithful children who have devoutly worn the
Scapular from purgatory soon after their death, notably the first Saturday
after death. “As a tender Mother, I will descend into purgatory on the Saturday after their death and will deliver them into the heavenly mansions
of life everlasting.”
FREE Scapulars will be provided by St. Raphael Bookstore.
The enrollment ceremony will last approximately 15 minutes.