Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel - Let us Wear the Brown Scapular with True Devotion

Torch of The Faith News on Monday 16 July 2018 - 09:51:36 | by admin

Today's feast is always an important date for England and for the Catholic Church throughout the whole world. For it was on this very day, in the year 1251 AD, that Our Lady of Mt. Carmel appeared to St. Simon Stock in Cambridge. In these days, the importance of the Brown Scapular cannot really be overstated.

It is well worth remembering how Our Lady promised that anyone who died, whilst wearing the Brown Scapular, would be spared from the eternal fires of Hell. Of course, this pledge of salvation necessarily implies that such persons be living in the state of grace.

We cannot recommend highly enough to everyone who reads this, just how important and beneficial it is to become enrolled in the Brown Scapular by a good priest, as soon as possible. This is an important sacramental which, if lived according to the nature of true devotion, helps the faithful to receive graces and thus remain close to Our Blessed Lady and Her Son, Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Each day the scapular is also a tangible reminder that we are in relationship with Our Lord and Our Lady. During peaceful times of prayer, times of suffering, trial or temptation, or even just waking unexpectedly in the night, it can be a great source of strength and consolation to hold onto the Brown Scapular around one's neck. Sometimes when becoming aware of it during the day, it invites spontaneous prayers or a sense of God's presence and protection. If occasionally noticed by others, it can even become a source of evangelization.

In such days of apostasy, confusion, rebellion, secularization and growing persecution, the importance of the Brown Scapular is very great indeed.

Let's do our utmost to respond to the graces given by God, at Our Lady's request, through the powerful devotion of the Brown Scapular. 

Our Lady of Mount Carmel - Pray for us!