Is it a sin to cease wearing a scapular?


This question is for a priest. If I decide to where a scapular, and then choose to not wear it for let’s say three months for no good reason, have I sinned? In the eyes of the church have I done something wrong that I should repent for, even if let’s say I decide to start wearing it again after those three months?



The Church does not oblige anyone to wear a scapular. It is a voluntary matter. To simply choose not to wear one is not a sin. However, one could have a sinful reason for not wearing such as disdain for God or the Blessed Virgin, etc.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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