New Scapular Today


#1

I got a new Scapular today its the Scapular of The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Do I need to get this one blessed? I had a Brown Scapular and got is blessed.
Many thanks and God bless.


#2

@ServantofChristJesus

Yes it’s needed to be blessed ,unless you are sure its not blessed before.

some priest’s blesses the objects in religious places or religious community shops then it not required ,just ask or inquire at the cash counter or just to be safe or sure get it blessed anyways, if your not sure about it .

http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p2s2c4a1.htm

ARTICLE 1
SACRAMENTALS

1667 "Holy Mother Church has, moreover, instituted sacramentals. These are sacred signs which bear a resemblance to the sacraments. They signify effects, particularly of a spiritual nature, which are obtained through the intercession of the Church. By them men are disposed to receive the chief effect of the sacraments, and various occasions in life are rendered holy."173

The characteristics of sacramentals

**[1668] Sacramentals are instituted for the sanctification of certain ministries of the Church, certain states of life, a great variety of circumstances in Christian life, and the use of many things helpful to man. In accordance with bishops’ pastoral decisions, they can also respond to the needs, culture, and special history of the Christian people of a particular region or time. They always include a prayer, often accompanied by a specific sign, such as the laying on of hands, the sign of the cross, or the sprinkling of holy water (which recalls Baptism).

**[1669] Sacramentals derive from the baptismal priesthood: every baptized person is called to be a “blessing,” and to bless.174 Hence lay people may preside at certain blessings; the more a blessing concerns ecclesial and sacramental life, the more is its administration reserved to the ordained ministry (bishops, priests, or deacons).175

**[1670] Sacramentals do not confer the grace of the Holy Spirit in the way that the sacraments do, but by the Church’s prayer, they prepare us to receive grace and dispose us to cooperate with it. "For well-disposed members of the faithful, the liturgy of the sacraments and sacramentals sanctifies almost every event of their lives with the divine grace which flows from the Paschal mystery of the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Christ. From this source all sacraments and sacramentals draw their power. There is scarcely any proper use of material things which cannot be thus directed toward the sanctification of men and the praise of God."176

1677 Sacramentals are sacred signs instituted by the Church. They prepare men to receive the fruit of the sacraments and sanctify different circumstances of life.

1678 Among the sacramentals blessings occupy an important place. They include both praise of God for his works and gifts, and the Church’s intercession for men that they may be able to use God’s gifts according to the spirit of the Gospel.

1679 In addition to the liturgy, Christian life is nourished by various forms of popular piety, rooted in the different cultures. While carefully clarifying them in the light of faith, the Church fosters the forms of popular piety that express an evangelical instinct and a human wisdom and that enrich Christian life.


#3

Hey Servant!

I wear mine everyday! Yes you should get it blessed and if you havent already, ask your priest to enter you in the Confraternity of the Brown Scapular. It’s a special small (like tiny) ceremony that validates you wearing your scapular. Um, bit before you do that, do you really understand the scapular? A lot of Catholics just think that “Hey I wear it and I’m not going to hell woop!” but it’s a very beautiful promise, and a very REAL promise that it blows my mind that people don’t look into it more.

I mean, I’m just saying, wearing the Scapular is a lifestyle change, it requires a real devotion to our Blessed Mother. It’s not just simply beliving in her or wearing it.

Oh also if you already know dont get mad lol


#4

I’m excited for you. This is one of my favorite/loved Devotions. I haven’t yet gotten the Scapular. But I do have the image displayed near my home alter.

“Heart of Jesus, I love you forever and always.”
Amen.


#5

I got it blessed today. I’ve researched about the Scapulars heavily, it’s an interesting devotion.


#6

I got it blessed today!


#7

That’s wonderful! I’m glad you were able to do so. :slight_smile:


#8

please belive our mother.


#9

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