Scapular Myth #1: Brown scapulars are supposed to be uncomfortable.
The fact that most modern scapulars are uncomfortable makes this quite believable. A second related fact is that brown scapulars are made of wool, and although it may keep you warm, can be irritating when directly touching the skin.
The Biblical Roots of Our Lady and Mount Carmel
Mount Carmel was first mentioned as a “Holy Mountain” by the Egyptians in the 16th century BC. By the 9th century BC, wayward Israelites under King Ahab worshipped the false god, Baal. The prophet Elijah challenged the king to bring 450 false prophets of Baal to Mount Carmel for a showdown.
What is the origin of the brown scapular?
By the mid-1200s, the monks of Mt. Carmel moved to land in England given to them by Sir Richard the Grey to escape persecution from the Muslims.
Respectfully Dispose of Your Old Scapulars
A scapular is a sign of a covenant that should last a lifetime. That’s why our founder, Steve Kerekes, desired to make a scapular that would hold up for many years! Unfortunately, many scapulars are poorly made and do not represent the permanence of Our Lady’s promise to St. Simon Stock.