Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

July 3, 2019 1:31 pm

According to tradition, on July 16, 1251 at Aylesford in Kent, England, Our Lady appeared to St. Simon Stock, a Carmelite monk, promising that whoever wore her “habit” devoutly would be assured of eternal salvation. Her “habit” is the Brown Scapular, two pieces of cloth joined by strings and worn over the shoulders, a miniature element of the Carmelite habit.  According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, “Whoever, therefore, even though he now be a sinner, wears the badge [scapular] of the Mother of God throughout life as her faithful servant, not presumptuously relying on the scapular as on a miraculous amulet, but trustfully confiding in the power and goodness of Mary, may securely hope that Mary will through her powerful and motherly intercession procure for him [her] all the necessary graces for true conversion and for perseverance in good.”

Come to the 8:30 am Mass on Tuesday, July 16th to be invested in the Brown Scapular.