[quote="laszlo, post:4, topic:231945"]
As far as I remember the website is correct. The abstinence was required above the law. On that good old times, before the refrigerators and freezers, this was not so hard requirement, people usually eat meat only on Sundays. Look for the OR-s
Recite daily the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin OR Observe the fasts of the Church together with abstaining from meat on Wednesdays and Saturdays OR With permission of a priest, say five decades of Our Lady’s Most Holy Rosary OR With permission of a priest, substitute some other good work.
My priest told me I could say the 5 decades of the Rosary :)
[quote="Singapore_Nick, post:7, topic:231945"]
hmmm....read that those who wear the scapular and pray the rosary devotly shall not suffer the pains of hell and have the intercessions of our Lady to deliver souls from purgatory ?
if we do this, Our Lady will help us to persevere.. but this does not replace the Sacraments of course, it's nothing 'magical' :) it's an outward sign of a consecration to Mary
[quote="Young_Thinker, post:8, topic:231945"]
I recently showed my pastor the same version of blessing and enrollment of the Scapular as on the sister's website. He said that he would like to do it in the short form
(Receive this Scapular, a sign of your special relationship with Mary, the Mother of Jesus, whom you pledge to imitate. By the Scapular, you enter the spiritual family of the Order of the Blessed Virgin of Mount Carmel. Wear it worthily so that, with the help of the Virgin Mary, you may be clothed with Christ Jesus and show Him to be alive in you for the spiritual benefit of the Catholic Church and all of humanity. Amen). Several months ago, Father gave my scapular what sounded a "standard" clerical blessing. I was wondering if this brief version (on the Carmelite pamphlet that came with my scapular, it says that it is "an approved short form for giving the Scapular.") or such a blessing are really valid.
all that is needed I think is the enrollment prayer.. if the short form is formally approved, then it is valid ? My priest said the whole thing in Latin and also blessed the medals on my scapular so I'm not really sure what exactly he said :p