Can someone please explain where the belief in the salvific effect of wearing a brown scapular on your deathbed came from? Does the wearer’s salvation still depend on whether or not they’ve repented of their sins, or is the belief that you can sin all you want, have no faith, and then wear the scapular upon death and be fine?
No, it doesn’t mean that. You must have faith, and must repent.
Please see: catholic.com/thisrock/1992/9211qq.asp
You will find a question about the scapular there the answer to which provides some good information.
Also, see a follow up question here: catholic.com/thisrock/1993/9301ltrs.asp
Also, please see this thread for in depth discussion:
Thanks, that helps a good deal.
The brown scapular should not be worn as a charm but instead to foster a greater devotion to Our Lady as well as God.