Is my scapular valid?


I recently went to get my scapular enrolled.
My priest merley blessed it.
Is it ok, dose the promise still apply and dose it still function as a scapular fully?


I assume you were talking about the brown scapular?


Yes i am, sorry if that wasn’t clear


This should help.

Who may invest people with the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel?*

According to the Rite for the Blessing and Enrollment in the Scapular of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel, approved by the Holy See in 1996, any priest or deacon has the faculties for blessing the scapular. A person given authority to act in the name of the order may receive people into the confraternity of the scapular. The official ritual provided by the Holy See makes no provision for someone other than a priest or deacon to bless the scapular.

Is it necessary to enroll people in the Scapular Confraternity for them to share in the spiritual benefits attached to the scapular?**

No, those who wear the scapular out of devotion, practice the Order’s spirituality, yet who have no formal association to the Order share in a spiritual affiliation to the Carmelite Order. It gives them the assurances of the graces pertinent to this sacramental. Indiscriminate enrollment in the Scapular Confraternity or other such associations weakens the purpose and mission of those associations and should be avoided.

Also, the first source when you Google “brown scapular” is not to be trusted. I can’t remember all the details, but I’m fairly certain I recall a CAF priest posting a letter from the bishop of diocese that group is in that detailed the events leading to their excommunication. The link I’m posting here was from one of Don_Ruggero’s posts where he was giving someone information about the brown scapular.


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