the Month of the Scapular this July!
3 Ways to Party Like a Scapular Devotee
Wear Your Scapular
Our hope in founding scapulars.com has always been a global renewal of the devotion to the brown scapular. Wear your brown scapular, and learn about the devotion below.
Celebrate Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
We chose July because the roots of the scapular are closely tied to the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, which is on July 16th! We recommend saying your favorite Marian prayer, and eating CAKE! Also keep an eye out for a scapular giveaway coming later in the month.
Free Shipping All Month!
Now is the perfect time to treat yourself or a loved one to a new scapular! We’re delighted to offer free shipping on any order that you place in the month of July.
The Roots of the Devotion
Devotion to the Virgin Mother of the Messiah took root on Mt. Carmel many centuries before the birth of Jesus Christ with the prophets Elijah and Isaiah as well as their followers. The Crusades brought monks to the holy mountain who established the Carmelite Order known as the Brothers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. By the mid-1300’s, difficulties in the Holy Land drove the monks to England where St. Simon Stock became the superior general.
On July 16th, 1251 the Blessed Virgin appeared to Fr. Simon who was praying for special protection for his Carmelite Order. She gave him the brown habit or scapular and promised that whoever died wearing the scapular would not suffer eternal fire. Over the centuries, the Brown Scapular became one of the most beloved devotions of the Faithful. Our Lady’s final apparition in Lourdes was on the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. Similarly, Our Lady appeared to the children of Fatima as Our Lady of Mt. Carmel during the Miracle of the Sun.