In the year 1251, in the town of Aylesford in England, Our Lady appeared to St. Simon Stock, a Carmelite. She handed him a brown woollen scapular and said, “This shall be a privilege for you and all Carmelites, that anyone dying in this habit shall not suffer eternal fire.”
In time, the Church extended this magnificent privilege to all the laity who are willing to be invested in the Brown Scapular of the Carmelites and who perpetually wear it. Read more…
As we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on the 16th July, we ought to reflect on the central importance of the contemplative Religious Orders, always regarded as the Church’s “power house”.
If not already enrolled in the Brown Scapular, it’s important to make the effort now. Things are developing speedily in the world and the Church – I’m sure we’re all aware that we all need all the spiritual help we can muster.
The priest at St Andrew’s SSPX chapel in Glasgow will be enrolling those who wish to be enrolled in the Brown Scapular after Mass on Sunday next, 19th July. Mass begins at 9.45.a.m. I’m sure there will be scapulars on sale in the little shop if you don’t already have one. However, any priest may enrol in the Brown Scapular and the procedure is set out here – just scroll down to reach it/print it off, if you think you know a priest who will conduct the enrolment.
It is a gift to us from our Heavenly Mother…
“Whosoever dies in this garment shall not suffer eternal fire”
– promise of Our Lady to St Simon Stock on July 16th, 1251