What is the Confraternity
of the Brown Scapular?
Upon enrollment in the Confraternity of the Scapular, you belong to a family affiliated with the Carmelite Order, sharing in the merits of Carmelite Religious in life and in death. “It is permitted to preach ... that the Blessed Virgin will aid the souls of the Brothers and Sisters of the Confraternity of the Blessed Virgin of Mount Carmel after their death by Her continual intercession, by Her suffrages and merits and by Her special protection.” – Pope Paul V
At the same time, while Ven. Pope Pius XII called the Brown Scapular “a sign of consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary” he adds, “the scapular is not superstitious...One is not saved from Hell merely by wearing it. No, for it is a sign that they must live their lives in total obedience to God and trust in him, through and with the Immaculate Heart of Mary.”
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