Monday, June 9, 2008

Black Scapular

I kind reader sent me a link to another source where the black scapular can be purchased. They are inexpensive and unfortunately made of felt - but beggars can't be choosers right? Go here to check it out.

Remember the promises for devotion to Our Lady's Sorrows?

The following are the seven graces promised by the Blessed Virgin Mary to souls who honor her daily by saying seven Hail Mary's and meditating on her tears and sorrows. This devotion was passed on to us by Saint Bridget, who received them directly from Our Lady.

1. "I will grant peace to their families."
2. "They will be enlightened about the divine mysteries."
3. "I will console them in their pains and I will accompany them in their work."
4. "I will give them as much as they ask for as long as it does not oppose the Adorable Will of my Divine Son or the sanctification of their souls."
5. "I will defend them in their spiritual battles with the infernal enemy and I will protect them at every instant of their lives."
6. "I will visibly help them at the moment of their death; they will see the face of their mother."
7. "I have obtained (this Grace) from my Divine Son, that those who propagate this devotion to my tears and sorrows, will be taken directly from this earthly life to eternal happiness since all their sins will be forgiven and my Son will be their eternal consolation and joy."

Black Scapular is a Catholic sacramental of the Order of Friar Servants of Mary (Servites)A.D. 1240 "The Black Scapular of the Seven Dolors of Mary," or "The Our Lady of Sorrows Scapular," has on its front a depiction of Our Lady of Sorrows. Our Lady appeared to seven rich and prominent citizens of Florence who decided to give up their worldly possessions and follow Christ, promising to honor His Mother in her sorrows. Thus began the Servite Order. Mary gave them the Servite habit and said that "these garments shall be to you a perpetual memory of the sufferings of my heart." This is available to everyone now through the more common Black Scapular. The General of the Servite Order has granted the faculty of investment with this scapular to other priests.

Buy one, wear it, compassionate our Lady's Sorrows and your reward will be great in Heaven!


Anonymous said...

Can one wear more than one scapular (this and brown)? Can both be attached to a single cord?

Sanctus Belle said...

Yes, in fact you can wear as many scapulars as you want to as long as you are properly enrolled in them. St. Alphonsus Ligouri wore 5 scapulars and due to this now the Redemptorists offer the Five fold scapular which has 5 scapulars in one, all attached which includes: Blue (Immaculate Conception) White (Holy Trinity) Red (Christ's Passion) Black (Our Lady's Sorrows) and of course the Brown Carmelite scapular. These can be purchased at

Anonymous said...

Can any priest invest a person in the black scapular or does a priest need express individual permission from the General of the Servite Order?

Sanctus Belle said...

Anonymous - any priest can say the prayers of investment for you. When you purchase the scapular, the prayers of investment should be included or you get get them easily enough off the internet.