Scapular around ankle?


#1

I recently saw a young woman wearing a brown scapular wrapped around her ankle; she was wearing shorts.

What does one make of this? I’m confused.


#2

Sounds like it is becoming more of a jewelry object.


#3

Wow. I was taught that the only time you get to wear your scapular on the outside is at your investiture – and that’s it.

I think of the scapular as something private. Like a bra is something only ladies can comisserate over, a scapular is a sacramental that only Catholics wear next to their skin nearly as much, or maybe more. It’s inherently…private. The fact that it is woen concealed isa clue to it’s

I mean, it’s one thng to talk about its construction, it’s necessity in one’s spiritual life, it’s symbolism, it’s priveleges, and it’s totally another thing to whip it out. It’s not a silent witness to anyone else, like a rosary. It’s much more confidential than that!

But sitting back, perhaps I am overreacting. After all, the scapular was once a part of the layperson’s overclothes, and not always associated with a habit,.

Well then, perhaps I find it distateful because one is wearing a sacramental that belongs around the neck, on the feet. Ick.


#4

My first charitable thought is: If she was a woman of particular …proportion… perhaps wearing it in the usual way was uncomfortable or otherwise unsuitable? :shrug:

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#5

Was she perhaps swimming? I could see a reasonable (if misguided) desire to keep wearing the scapular while its proper place (around the neck) would be undesirable for some reason.


#6

No, just an older teenager wearing shorts in church with a brown athlete’s scapular wrapped around an ankle; no weight problem.

I wear a scapular and was pretty stunned. For me to do that would make me feel I was disrespecting the practice.


#7

It sounds like Father may need to have a word with this young woman on the proper wearing of the sacramental.

~Liza


#8

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