Wearing the Brown Scapular reminds us and helps us to daily live our Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by imitating Our Lady’s virtues, especially love of God.
The Importance of Personal Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and Wearing the Brown Scapular
On February 11, 1950, Pope Pius XII wrote:
“Christ is the way; Mary reflects the way; her Scapular is our keepsake on the way.”
“Therefore all Carmelites [including those who wearing the Brown Scapular], … belong to the same Family of Our Most Blessed Mother and are attached to it by a special bond of love. May they all see in this Keepsake of the Virgin herself a Mirror of humility and purity; may they read in the very simplicity of the Garment a concise lesson in modesty and simplicity; above all, may they behold in this same Garment, which they wear day and night, the eloquently expressive symbol of their prayers for the divine assistance; finally, may it be to them a Sign of their Consecration to the Most Sacred heart of the Immaculate Virgin, a consecration which in recent times We have so strongly recommended.” Pope Pius XII, February 11, 1950
“In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph.”
– Our Lady of Fatima, July 13, 1917