I really have to ask this, as more or less every place that offers reading or forum post says something entirely different from the next.
I want to become enrolled in the Scapular. From my understanding, either The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary OR (with permission from the priest who enrolled) a Rosary has to be said daily to gain full benefit of the sacramental. Isn’t that right?
Another issue regards who can actually enroll me in it. I have heard from multiple places that it needs to be either a Carmelite or another priest who they authorise. From others they say any priest. Are there any official documents of this to go by? There aren’t any Carmelites within a reasonable distance nearby me.
And lastly, I had also read that there are 3 different scapulars for the 3 orders, and that the smaller (palm sized) scapular doesn’t benefit any of the promises that the other two do.
So confusing! Our priest had never heard of an enrollment for the scapular and suggested I take it to the bishop, surely it can’t be so misunderstood as to cause this much difficulty.