most current published rules and guidlines
concerning the Brown Scapular that
we have been able to find are in a
pdf called Scapular
potest: JOSEPH E. NUGENT, O.Carm.,
obstat: F. MOYNIHAN, Censor Deputatus.
DANIEL MANNIX, Archiepiscopus Melbournensis
anyone should know of more current
printed regulations which authorize
the relaxations of the practices,
that seem to be in effect at this
time, then we would be most interested
in hearing about them. Please contact
Instructions see pg 3 "Legislation
on the Scapular Itself"
Brown Scapulars with Silver
3/4" x 2" dimension
- the smallest documented
strings: thin but super strong.
String lengths 17" but
you may request lengths up
Woven wool cloth as required
for this Catholic sacramental
Gold-colored cross embroidered
on felt for second layer
Silver Miraculous Medal -
No coatings or heavy metals
next to your skin.
Instructions see pg 4
importantly, the distinguishing
reward of assured salvation is not
mentioned in the Papal decree on
the Scapular medal. Still all the
Indulgences attached to the wearing
of the cloth Brown Scapular are
also attached to the Scapular Medal,
except for the 300 days granted
for the veneration therof. The medal
was mainly instituted for natives
in the tropics and not for Europe
Instructions see pg 3 "Necessity
of Registering Names"
According to the book The Scapular
Devotion by Carmelite General,
the Most Rev. P.E. Magennis, the
registration of the names of those
enrolled in the Scapular Confraternity
with a house of Carmel is a "sacred
and of extreme importance due to
the spiritual ties that bind the
. Only the Pope can make permanent
or temporary changes to this as
indicated in the book when Carmelite
Generals implore various popes for
a relaxation on the rule. From time
to time, during war and plague,
the pope did grant a dispensation
from enrolling names, but then those
dispensations were revoked by future
can find nothing in print later
than the 1945 pdf above that changes
the legislation regarding the need
to enroll. If anyone has such documentation,
we would be very interested in hearing
about it. Various Carmels in the
USA tell us is that there have been
no registrations for as long as
they can remember - at least 40
years, although some do keep a register
for those names that happen to be
it is unclear to us what the present
regulations ought to be, the Church
has always taught that laws giving
priviledges are to be encouraged
and understood in the broad sense.
The Church wants people to use sacramentals
and not have to have scruples about
the validity of such.
and misionary societies, are always
exempt from having to submit the
names of the enrolled with a house
of Carmel. The Society of St. Pius
X is a missionary society and has
specific permission both to enroll
the faithful in the Brown Scapular
and to be dispensed from submitting
names for registration.
of names had always been the duty
of the priest who is enrolling people
in the Brown Scapular 3.
if you have been enrolled in the
Brown Scapular by a non-missionary
priest and you have decided, after
reading these pages, that you would
feel more comfortable being enrolled,
then go ahead and send in your name
to a Carmelite convent. Details
one should submit are: name of person
enrolled, address and date of birth.
Most Rev. P.E. Magennis Ord. Carm.
Alumnus Prov. Hibern, The Scapular
Devotion, Origin, Legislation and
Indulgence attached to the Scapulars
(Dublin, Ireland: M.H. Gill and Sons.
LTD., 1923), 24.
Savaria, J.T., Le
Scapulaire de Notre-Dame du Mont-Carmel
(Montreal, QC Canada Monastere
des Carmelite, 1898).
The Scapular Devotion, 24.