“WHOSOEVER DIES IN THIS GARMENT SHALL NOT SUFFER ETERNAL FIRE.”
- promise of Our Lady to St. Simon Stock on July 16, 1251
In the year 1251, in the town of Aylesford in England, Our Lady appeared to St. Simon Stock, a Carmelite. She handed him a brown woolen scapular and said, “This shall be a privilege for you and all Carmelites, that anyone dying in this habit shall not suffer eternal fire.” In time, the Church extended this magnificent privilege to all the laity who are willing to be invested in the Brown Scapular of the Carmelites and who perpetually wear it.
Immediately following all weekend Masses of July 16-17, a simple ceremony will be held to enroll anyone desiring to be in the Brown Scapular Confraternity; bring your scapular and meet near the baptismal font directly after Mass. (If you don't have a scapular, we have one for you.)
To learn more about the scapular and this confraternity, click here.
To see a short video explanation with Fr Kowalczyk, click here!
Precious Blood of Jesus, save us! Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us! Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!