May I wear the brown scapular?


When I was in third grade in 1980-1981, I received a brown scapular with the rest of my first communion class. I am not sure if we received an indult, and if we did, I wouldn’t know if it was given by a priest or a layperson. I ceased wearing the scapular after a few weeks, and have not worn it since. Is it safe to assume that I received the indult and can resume wearing the scapular, or should I seek an indult anew?



You need to be enrolled. Any priest can do it. The Formula and other info can be found here:

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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