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The Short Form for Blessing and Investiture with Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (must be done by a priest)
Priest – Show us, O Lord, Thy mercy.
Respondent – And grant us Thy salvation.
P – O Lord, hear my prayer.
R – And let my cry come unto Thee.
P – The Lord be with you.
R – And with thy spirit.
Let us pray: P – O Lord Jesus Christ, Savior of mankind, sanctify+by Thy right hand this habit, to be worn with devotion by Thy servant out of love for Thee and Thy blessed mother, our Lady of Mount Carmel. Through her intercession, may he (she) be defended from the hostile foe and persevere in Thy grace until death. Who livest and reignest forever and ever.
R – Amen
The priest sprinkles the Scapular with Holy Water and invests the person(s) being enrolled, saying:
P – Receive this blessed habit and call upon the most holy Virgin, that by her merits you may wear it without stain, and be protected by her from all adversity and brought unto life everlasting.
R – Amen
P – By the power granted to me, I receive thee as a partaker of all the spiritual favors which, by the merciful help of Jesus Christ, are acquired by the religious of the Order of Carmelites. In the name of the Father, and of the Son+and of the Holy Spirit.
May Almighty God, Maker of heaven and earth, bless+you – He Who has deigned to choose you for the confraternity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. And we intercede with our Lady that, in the hour of your death, she will crush the head of the ancient serpent, so that you can finally come into the possession of the crown and palm of the eternal inheritance. Through Christ our Lord.
R – Amen
The priest then sprinkles the person(s) enrolled with Holy Water.