Our Lady of Mt Carmel’s
Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St Simon Stock
Our Lady promised to Saint Simon Stock on July 16, 1251 that “Whosoever dies wearing this Scapular shall not suffer eternal fire. Wear the Scapular devoutly and perseveringly. It is my garment. To be clothed in it means you are continually thinking of me and I in turn, am always thinking of you and helping you, to secure eternal life. It shall be a Sign of salvation, a protection in danger, and a pledge of peace.”
Our Lady told Saint Dominic
“One day through the ROSARY and SCAPULAR I will save the world.”
The Most Holy Rosary and the Holy Scapular of Mount Carmel go hand in hand. One cannot be without the other.
NOTE: One must be enrolled in the Confraternity of the Brown Scapular, by a priest with authority to do so and wear it continually, to enjoy the benefits of the Brown Scapular.
Miracle of the Brown Scapular from a diabolical situation
During the time of Saint John Vianney , who is called “The Cure of Ars” a girl went to a dance in which worldy music was played, and Thank God she had her Brown Scapular on. There was this boy who was dancing with every girl except her. She later went to confession to the Cure of Ars and he told her, that boy was a devil in human form and he avoided her because she was wearing her Brown Scapular.
More Miracles of the Brown Scapular
From the booklet “Garment of Grace”
Nihil Obstat: Reverend Lawrence A. Deery
Imprimatur: Most Reverend Timothy J. Harrington
Bishop of Worcester
Devotion to Our Lady of Mount Carmel (the Madonna of the Scapular) goes back to the 8th Century B.C. It was then that the great Prophet Elias climbed up the Holy Mountain of Carmel in Palestine, and began a tradition of prayer called contemplation. Elias and his followers dedicated themselves to God’s Mother- to-be, Mary.
History of the Brown Scapular
Our Lady Appears to St. Simon Stock in 1251 and gave him the Brown Scapular saying,
“Whosoever dies wearing this Scapular shall not suffer eternal fire!”
Miracles of Grace
On the very day that Our Lady gave the Scapular to Saint Simon Stock he was called by Lord Peter of Linton:
“Come quickly Father, my brother is dying in despair!” Saint Simon Stock left at once and placed his large Scapular over the man, asking Our Blessed Mother to keep Her promise. Immediately the man repented and that night the dead man appeared to his brother and said “I have been saved through the most powerful Queen and the habit of that man as a shield.”
Saint Alphonsus de Liguori, a Redemptorist, and Saint John Bosco, who was a Salesian, both wore the Brown Scapular and many years later after their deaths, the sacred vestments in which they were buried in, were decayed-dust! BUT THE BROWN SCAPULAR WHICH EACH WAS WEARING WAS PERFECTLY INTACT.
One day Venerable Francis Ypes’s Scapular fell off. As he replaced it, the devil howled,
“Take off the habit which snatches so many souls from us!” Then and there Francis made the devil admit that there are three things which the demons are most afraid of:
(1) the Holy Name of Jesus,
(2) The Holy Name of Mary, and
(3) The Holy Scapular of Carmel
To that list we could add the Holy Rosary and Saint Joseph.
A French priest was on his way to Mass and remembered that he had forgot his Brown Scapular. He knew he would be late if he went back but he could not envision offering Mass at Our Lady’s altar without Her Scapular. Later he was offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and a young man approached the altar, pulled out a gun, and shot the priest in the back. To the amazement of all, the priest continued to say the prayers of the Mass as though nothing had occurred. Upon examination the bullet was found ADHERING TO THE LITTLE BROWN SCAPULAR which the priest had so obstinately refused to be without.
In 1845 the English Ship “King of the Ocean” found itself in the middle of a wild hurricane. A young Irishman, John McAuliffe took of his Brown Scapular, made a Sign of the Cross with it over the raging waves and tossed it into the ocean. At that moment the wind calmed and only one more wave washed the deck, bringing with it the Scapular which came to rest at the boy’s feet. The Protestant Minister, Mr. Fisher saw what had happened and him and his family were determined to enter the Catholic Church as soon as possible and thereby enjoy the same protection of Our Lady’s Scapular.
In May of 1957, a Carmelite priest in Germany published how the Scapular saved a home from fire. An entire row of homes had caught on fire in Wiesbaden, Germany. The pious inhabitants of a 2-family home, seeing the fire, immediately fastened a Scapular to the main door of the house. Sparks flew over it and around it, but the house remained unharmed. Within 5 hours, 22 homes had been reduced to ashes except for the house that the Scapular had been fastened to. Hundreds of people came to see what Our Lady had done.
A Jesuit missionary in Guatemala tells of an incident in November of 1955, in which a plane carrying 27 passengers crashed. All died except one young lady who took hold of her Brown Scapular and called on Mary for help. She suffered burns, her clothing was reduced to ashes, but she survived and her Scapular was not touched by the flames.
In the same year of 1955 in the Midwest a 3rd grader stopped in a gasoline station to put air in his bicycle tires, and at that very moment an explosion occurred and the boy’s clothing was burned off, but he survived and his Brown Scapular remained intact.
Mr. Sisto Mosco of North Providence, Rhode Island, is a Veteran of World War II and tells of an incident in which he was on the battleship U.S.S. Nevada in the Pacific. He tells
“I always wore the Scapular because I was brought up close to the Church, and kept it on me all through the war. The ship was loaded with dynamite. A suicide plane hit the deck, real close to where I was positioned. The blast blew open the bolted steel doors of the compartment. I alone was left uninjured after the explosion. The rest were all dead or seriously mangled. I was the only one untouched and I attribute it to the wearing of my Scapular.”
This is My Favorite Miraculous Brown Scapular Story
+++++ This story takes place, in the United States, at the Turn of the Century, in the town of Ashtabula, Ohio. A man was “cut in two” by a train and he was wearing the Brown Scapular. Instead of dying instantly he remained alive and conscious for 45 minutes, just enough time for a Priest to arrive and administer the Last Sacraments.
One day in 1944, a Carmelite Missionary in the Holy Land was called to give the last rites. The Arab bus driver dropped the priest 4 miles from his destination due to the dangerously muddy roads. After 2 miles the priest slipped into a muddy pool and started sinking to his death. He kissed his Brown Scapular and cried out “Holy Mother of Carmel! Help me! Save me!” A moment later he found himself on solid ground and said “I know I was saved by the Blessed Virgin through Her Brown Scapular. My shoes were lost in the mud and I was covered with it, but I walked the remaining two miles praising Mary.”
Saint Claude de la Colombiere handles the case when someone asked ”What if I desire to die in my sins?”
Saint Claude answers, “Then you will die in your sins, BUT YOU WILL NOT DIE IN YOUR SCAPULAR.”
Saint Claude tells the incident of a man who tried to drown himself three times, but was rescued against his will. At last he realized that he was wearing the Brown Scapular. Determined to take his life, he tore the Scapular from his neck and leaped into the water. Without Mary’s protective garment he accomplished his wish, and died in his sins.
Bl Pope John Paul II wore the Brown Scapular
Bl Pope JP2, Pray for us!