The Scapular is a type of necklace worn by many Catholics. It is worn across the scapular bones (hence its name) and it consists of two pieces of wool connected by string. One piece of wool rests on the back while the other piece rests on the chest. When a Catholic wishes to wear the scapular, a Priest says a set of special prayers and blesses the scapular. This only occurs the first time a person wears one.
For wearing the scapular, Catholics believe that Mary, the mother of Jesus, will ensure that they do not die a horrible death (for example by fire or drowning) and that they will have access to a priest for confession and the last rites before they die. As a condition for wearing the scapular and receiving these benefits, the Catholic must say certain prayers every day.
I have never heard of this and was wondering if this is something common and do you wear one?
Answer by eringobrough at 11:53 PM on Jul. 9, 2009
im not catholic (im a satanist) but i have a scapular medal, similar to this one http://www.catholicjewelrycatalog.com/detail.aspx?ID=175
i got it from my mom (shes catholic, it was hers when she was little).....maybe its more of a modern day scapular necklace?
Answer by necro1134 at 7:21 PM on Jul. 9, 2009
Answer by IhartU at 7:26 PM on Jul. 9, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 7:26 PM on Jul. 9, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 7:27 PM on Jul. 9, 2009
For each blessing a sign of the Cross suffices. This medal must also be worn constantly, either about the neck or in some other seemly manner, and with it may be attained all the indulgences and privileges of the small scapulars without exception. Only the small (not the large) scapulars may be validly replaced by such medals.
Answer by Anonymous at 7:28 PM on Jul. 9, 2009
Answer by IhartU at 7:32 PM on Jul. 9, 2009