Disposing a scapular- how?


#1

I want dispose of a scapular. I do not know whether or not it is blessed. Therefore, I want to dispose of it in the prescribed manner.

How is one supposed to dispose of it?
Bury?
Burn- not a good option for me.


#2

Ask the sacristan or priest or deacon at Church if they have a “burn box.”

Our church burns stuff once in a while - cotton balls used for anointing of the sick, old missals, Bibles that have been tattered. We have a box in the closet in the sacristy where we put stuff like that.

-Tim-


#3

It is also permissible to bury blessed objects in the ground. If the scapular is made out of wool and nothing synthetic, bury it, otherwise burn it.


#4

Cut it up into small pieces to destroy it and then throw it away.

Once it is cut up it is no longer considered a scapular and the blessing is lost. So then it is ok to discard it.


#5

The prescribed manner for destroying sacred objects that are not metal, stone, glass, or plastic (in the case of low-quality rosaries) is to burn them, then dump the ashes down the sacrarium.


#6

thanks to all. i have the answer thanks to you. the op.


#7

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