The Brown Scapular

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When on the holy day of Pentecost, the apostles through divine inspiration spoke diverse tongues and worked many miracles through Jesus’ name it is said that many men saw and acknowledged the truth and at once embraced the faith of the Gospel. It is these men, before all others built a chapel to the purist of virgins on that very spot of Mt Carmel. Many times each day they came together at the new oratory to honor the most blessed virgin as the special protectress of their order.



Audio Files


Part I

The Brown Scapular

The Bretheren of the Blessed Mary of Mt Carmel. The most noble virgin not only gave them her name and protection she also bestowed upon Blessed Simon the Englishman the Holy Scapular as a token wishing the holy order to be distinguished by that heavenly garment and to be protected by it from the evils that were assailing it.


Part II

The Brown Scapular

In December 1531 the Blessed Virgin Mary spoke to Jan Diego at Guadalupe, Mexico, offering her constant protection. She set fourth the Holy Scapular of Mt Carmel as a pledge of peace, protection in danger and a sign of salvation. Our part is to wear our Scapular at all times, to observe chastity and to pray the Holy Rosary. The Scapular is a rich present brought down by Our Lady herself and as such takes on a deep meaning to those who wear them.


Part III

The Brown Scapular

Pope St Pius X would often speak of our Holy Mother as reflecting the light like the moon reflects the blazing light of the sun. It is he who conferred the special privilege of the 1904 solemn papal coronation of the miraculous image of Our Lady of Mt Carmel venerated at the Pilotine Father’s Church of Our Lady of Mt Carmel in New York. Pope Benedict XV said let all of you have a common language and a common armor, the language, the sentences of the Gospel, and armor, the Scapular of the Blessed Virgin of Carmel


Part IV

The Brown Scapular

This closing audio file continues to explore the miraculous true stories surrounding this blessed garment and looks at its continued importance today towards the salvation of believers and the help of Christians.