Can anybody tell me what the scapular actually is/does?
I read on catholicdoors.com/isit/approved.htm that the promise to St Simon Stock was that anyone who dies wearing it will be saved. That can’t be right, surely?
Another legend is that the wearer will be released from Purgatory on the first Saturday after his/her death. Is this anywhere defined as doctrine?
Why do people wear the scapular? From what I’ve read so far, it sounds to me like a lucky charm, or a get out of Purgatory free card, which is only of use when dead, not when living. There must be more to it than this, surely?