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The Most Blessed Virgin Mary Shown Giving St. Simon Stock the Brown Scapular


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 woolen 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.


Fr. Howard Rafferty, O.Carm., on August 15, 1950 to Sr. Lucy: "Do you mean to say that the wearing of the Brown Scapular is not just something Our Lady would like us to do, but that it is essential to the Message? (of Fatima)

Sister Lucy answered: "Exactly! One could not follow the Message of Fatima unless he fulfilled the five conditions, one of which is the wearing of the Brown Scapular all the time —day and night."

"Among devotions to Our Lady, the most privileged and most widespread are the Rosary and the Brown Scapular. This latter devotion, as the celebrated canonist and theologian, Rev. A. J. Vermeersch, S.J., puts it: 'Derives all its benevolence from the Blessed Virgin and is the homage of respectful affection, of filial confidence, and of continual supplication.'

On July 16, 1251, Our Lady appeared to the Carmelite Prior-General, St. Simon Stock, holding in her hand the Brown Scapular. 'Receive. my beloved son,' Our Lady said, 'this Habit; whosoever dies clothed in this shall not suffer eternal fire!'" ... Learn about the requirements and rewards of persevering in the Scapular Devotion by reading: "Brown Scapular Instructions" (The Scapular Devotion) Imprimatur, January, 20th, 1945.


"One day, through the Rosary and the Scapular, I will save the world."

(The Blessed Virgin Mary to St. Dominic)

Blessed be St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles!

The Papal Restoration Staff

Apr. 16, 2013


The TCW Staff 16.07.2021 23:32

Happy feast day of Our Lady Mount Carmel to all True Catholics - the Church in Eclipse.

Mary Lou Beyer 28.05.2021 21:18

How refreshing to find a website that reports the truth! Almost everywhere else the information is "translated" into what "someone" thinks we should be reading.

Nicholas Rosvanis 30.12.2020 02:52

Is there a valid Mass in eastern Pa or Jersey? Please respond. Thank you in advance.

Editor of TCW 30.12.2020 03:17

Hi Nicholas:
No, not currently. Marie-Julie Jahenny had a vision about These trying times, which addressed availabilty of the Sacraments. See:


Happy feast day of Our Lady Mount Carmel to all True Catholics!

Mike Purnell 01.08.2019 04:40

How can I get to comments to read others?


Hi. Scroll to the bottom of an article/page to read comments.


Today, July 16th, is the Solemn Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel. To learn the exact teaching on the Brown Scapular, see this link:


"One day, through the Rosary and the Scapular, I will save the world."
(The Blessed Virgin Mary to St. Dominic)

Nancy 20.09.2013 01:58

I am concerned. I am a convert to catholism, i became a catholic when i was 19, in 1977. I wanted to be catholic since i was a child, am i a valid catholic?

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