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Old Sep 6, '05, 3:07 pm
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Default Can you wash a Scapular?

Okay, I'm sorry if this is gross, but my dear 3 week old son lost his entire breakfast (breastmilk) all down the front of me this morning, soaking my Scapular. Does anyone know if a Scapular can be washed? Mine is made of wool and I worry about it shrinking, tearing at the cords, etc. Also is there anything wrong spiritually with washing it? Any advice? Thanks

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Old Sep 6, '05, 3:44 pm
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Sure you can. Vestments worn by priests are washed, as are all the clothing worn by Religious Brothers and Nuns. I am a secular Carmelite and can tell you that I hand wash my Scapular at least once a month. I treat it with reverence each time I put it on, kissing it and saying a prayer to the Blessed Mother.

It would be no different than cleaning a blessed crucifix you wear around your neck. It's not the "item" you wear, but the comittment you make by wearing it.

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Old Sep 6, '05, 3:47 pm
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Default Re: Can you wash a Scapular?

Good question, it's one I wondered myself. I've replaced mine before but never washed it. I think I would take a clean dish cloth, get it soapy, and hand clean it. I wouldn't think it'd remove anything from it's graces by keeping it clean.
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Old Sep 6, '05, 3:57 pm
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Default Re: Can you wash a Scapular?

IF IT IS WOOL, try a little Woolite in cold watr in the bathroom sink. Rinse well. IF IT IS A FABRIC BLEND, just use some dish detergent in the bathroom sink (or the kitchen sink). Make sure you dry it thoroughly before putting it back on.
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Old Sep 14, '05, 2:55 pm
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Default Re: Can you wash a Scapular?

Thanks yob guys for that info. My scapular is the 5-in-1 and the white one is next to the skin. It's gotten grimy with body soil since you're not supposed to take it off. I'm relieved that it can be washed.
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Thanks yob guys for that info. My scapular is the 5-in-1 and the white one is next to the skin. It's gotten grimy with body soil since you're not supposed to take it off. I'm relieved that it can be washed.
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Default Re: Can you wash a Scapular?

Heck, mine gets washed every time I take a shower.
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Heck, mine gets washed every time I take a shower.
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How does one dispose of a scapular when it is ruined and can't be washed or repaired? Burn it, like a flag?

PS Does this thread belong on another forum?
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How does one dispose of a scapular when it is ruined and can't be washed or repaired? Burn it, like a flag?

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Or bury it.

Nope, right here is fine. It involved a burping baby and laundry advice.
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