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Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and the Brown Scapular

"Whosoever Dies Clothed in this Scapular Shall Not suffer Eternal Fire."

This is Mary's Promise made July 16, 1251 to Saint Simon Stock.

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THE MORNING OFFERING

O my God, in union with the Immaculate Heart of Mary, (here kiss your Scapular as a sign of your consecration; partial indulgence also), I offer Thee the precious Blood of Jesus from all the altars throughout the world, joining with it the offering of my every thought, word and action of this day. O my Jesus, I desire today to gain every indulgence and merit I can and I offer them, together with myself, to Mary Immaculate, that she may best apply them in the interests of Thy most Sacred Heart. Precious Blood of Jesus, save us.

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A SCAPULAR PRAYER

O most beautiful flower of Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in this my time of need. O Star of the Sea help me, and show me that you are my Mother.

O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to assist me in this my hour of urgen tneed. O show me that you are my Mother. God, our Father, never leaves unaided those for whom you pray.

O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to you. Amen.

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True Devotion to Mary

Consists in Three Things
Veneration * Confidence * Love

Without saying to Mary that we venerate her, love her and trust her, we tell her these things every moment of the day by simply wearing the Scapular.

The Scapular then is a Prayer!

Our Lord taught us to say the "Our Father". Mary taught us the value of the Scapular. When we use it as a prayer, Our Lady draws us to the Sacred Heart of Her Divine Son. It is well, therefore, to hold the Scapular in the hand while addressing Our Lady.

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IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY, PRAY FOR US

St. Alphonsus says: Just as men take pride in having others wear their livery, so the Most Holy Mary is pleased when Her servants wear Her Scapular as a mark that they have dedicated themselves to Her service, and are members of the Family of the Mother of God."

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