Thursday, 16 January 2014

The Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel: Church approved matter

The Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
800 years ago St. Dominic, founder
of the Dominicans, made this prophecy:
"One Day, Through The Rosary And
Scapular, She Will Save The World"
The Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel is a great gift from heaven. Our Lady wanted to signify her spiritual motherhood over mankind. The Brown Scapular is the sign of that spiritual motherhood. Our Lady was made Spiritual Mother of mankind by her Beloved Son, Jesus Christ, at the Cross on Good Friday. There, John, the Apostle, the preferred disciple of Jesus, received her in his heart and at his home, as Jesus gave him His Beloved Mother to look after her as He was about to die. The Church sees in St. John, the image of mankind as all good Christians invested in the Brown Scapular should become like John, other preferred disciples of Jesus. Mother Mary wants us to become her preferred children too and the Brown Scapular is the sign of that beautiful spiritual motherhood and of our entrustment to her Immaculate Heart. Let us proclaim to the world that we are the children of Mary, the beloved disciples of Jesus Christ!

Q. What is the Brown Scapular?
A. The Brown Scapular is a sacramental, a sign of faith.  It is part of the habit of Carmel. In miniature form, it consists of two small pieces of brown material connected by string and worn over the shoulders. The Carmelite Order, to which the scapular belongs, originated on Mount Carmel in the Holy Land near the cave of Elijah the Prophet, who was the inspiration of the early members of Carmel. During the last apparition at Fatima (October 13, 1917), the Blessed Mother held in her hand a Brown Scapular while she presented herself as Our Lady of Mount Carmel. When asked why Our Lady held it, Sr. Lucia answered, “….because she wants everyone to wear the scapular… because it is our sign of consecration to Her Immaculate Heart”.

Q. What is the history of the Scapular?
A. Let us proclaim to the world that we are the children of Mary, the beloved disciples of Christ by using devoutly the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel! St. Simon Stock, General of the Carmelite Order, was the man God chose to accomplish great work in his Order. About 1251, when difficulties seemed insurmountable, Simon had recourse to Mary, who he loved. According to tradition, she appeared to him and made the scapular of the Carmelite habit a sign of her special love and a pledge of her motherly protection, saying:
            “This shall be to you and all Carmelites a privilege,that anyone who dies clothed in this shall not suffer eternal fire; and if wearing it they die, they shall be saved”.

            Catholic theology explains the promise to mean that anyone dying in Mary's family (Carmelite Order or Scapular Confraternity) will receive from her, at the hour of death, either the grace of perseverance in the state of grace or the grace of final contrition.
            The wearing of the scapular must be understood to mean that one is striving earnestly to live up to all Christian ideals. It does not take the place of the Church's sacraments, but is an outward sign of inward commitment to virtue and Christian piety, under the patronage of Mary.
            Saints and Pontiffs have often warned us of the folly of abusing Mary's promise. At the same time Pope Pius XI joyfully professed: “I learned to love the Scapular Virgin in the arms of my mother”, he also warned the faithful that “…although it is very true that the Blessed Virgin loves all who love her, nevertheless those who wish to have the Blessed Mother as a helper at the hour of death, must in life merit such a signal favor by abstaining from sin and laboring in her honor”.
            To lead a willfully sinful life while trusting in the scapular promise is to commit a sin of presumption.

Q. What is the Sabbatine Privilege? How does it relate to the scapular?
A. The Church permits it to be said that those who faithfully wear the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel after being enrolled in the Scapular Confraternity, observe chastity for their state in life and daily recite the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be released from purgatory, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, soon after death, and especially on Saturday (Sabbatine). All priests have the faculty to permit the substitution of the daily Rosary or some other prayers for the daily recitation of the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This Sabbatine Privilege has been supported by Pope Paul V in the seventeenth century as well as by Popes Benedict XV and Pius XI in the twentieth century.
            For the members of the World Apostolate of Fatima, the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary automatically gets substituted for the Rosary.

Q. What are the conditions for the Sabbatine Privilege?
A. The conditions for the Sabbatine Privilege are: (1) Wear the Brown Scapular faithfully; (2) Observe chastity according to one's state in life; (3) Say the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary which has been substituted for Rosary for all those who make the Pledge and become members of WAF. (4) Live a Christian life of prayer and penance.

Q. What is the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary?
A. The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary is an ancient prayer of the Church, consisting mostly of psalms and hymns commemorating the role of Mary in the great mysteries of our Faith. It is arranged according to the eight hours of the liturgical office, and requires from forty-five minutes to an hour. It is recited daily by many orders of sisters and brothers.
Q. Do I simply begin wearing the Brown Scapular, or must I be invested in it first?
A. To obtain the full benefit of the Brown Scapular devotion, one must be validly invested in the Brown Scapular. The investiture “enrolls” the wearer in the Confraternity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
            A Catholic can be invested in the Brown Scapular by a priest, using the Scapular Ritual for Priests in which the scapular is blessed.  Once invested, you are invested until death. A Scapular Ritual for Priests, which also has a special blessing for the scapular, is available for priests from the World Apostolate of Fatima upon request. In many places, it is traditional to invest children in the Brown Scapular on the day of their Baptism or First Holy Communion.

Q. May a layperson receive the faculty for investing others in the Brown Scapular?
A. Only priests are permitted to invest someone in the Brown Scapular.

Q. May a non-Catholic wear the Brown Scapular?
A. Yes, and in so doing, a non-Catholic will receive many graces and blessings with this special sign of devotion to the Mother of God. Although baptized Catholics are the only one who can be officially invested in the Brown Scapular Confraternity and share in the special scapular privileges, non-Catholics are warmly encouraged to avail themselves to this special way of honoring Jesus' Mother.

Q. I was once invested in the Brown Scapular but have failed to wear it for some time. Must I be reinvested in order to derive the scapular benefits?
A. Membership in the Confraternity is not forfeited by merely laying aside the scapular. One need only begin wearing it again.

Q. How should I wear the Brown Scapular?
A. The scapular is a habit; Our Lady's habit. The scapular is worn over the shoulders in such a manner that one part hangs in front of the body and the other in back. It is usually worn under one's outer clothing but not necessarily next to the skin. It can be carried next to your body, as long as you carry it on your person. Members of the WAF are encouraged to wear it over their neck to witness their Faith. The scapular may be enclosed in some sort of case:  metal or plastic, provided the case does not prevent the scapular material from being attached to the braid or chain. A deteriorated scapular should be burned or buried; any metal or plastic covering may be discarded. The new scapular must be blessed before using it.

Q. Must the Brown Scapular be made of wool?
A. At one time, this was a requirement. However, Carmelite regulations now permit the scapular to be made from any suitable brown material.

Q. May I substitute the Scapular Medal for the cloth Scapular?
A. While the Scapular Medal enjoys all the privileges granted to those wearing the cloth scapular (except for the partial indulgence for kissing the scapular granted by Pope Benedict XV), the substitution of the medal for the cloth should only be made for a good and serious reason. St. Pius X insisted that he “…did not intend that the Scapular Medal should supplant the Brown Scapular in Europe and America”. He said, “I wear the cloth; let us never take it off”.

Q. There are many different scapulars. Why does the World Apostolate of Fatima promote the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel?
A. The World Apostolate of Fatima promotes the Brown Scapular because it is the sign of our personal consecration to God through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Also, because of the tremendous privileges granted to those who faithfully use it as a sign of their efforts to come closer to God by living a Christian life. Those privileges are protection in this life, at the hour of death a promise of salvation (either by the grace of perseverance or by the grace of final contrition) and after death, the maternal promise of Mary to bring us to heaven as soon as possible. In addition, Our Lady appeared at Fatima on October 13, 1917 as Our Lady of Mt. Carmel to show us the way to spiritual perfection.
            The Ritual of Investiture admits the one being invested to a participation “in all the Masses, prayers and good works performed by the religious of Mount Carmel”. This participation, plus the great promise of salvation and the privileges offered give an unspeakable spiritual value to the Brown Scapular devotion.
            In 1950, Pope Pius XII wrote the now-famous words concerning the scapular: “Let it be your sign of consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, which we are particularly urging in these perilous times”.
            On 17th July 2011, Pope Benedict XVI referred to wearing the scapular as a "particular sign of union with Jesus and Mary," when he addressed Polish-speaking pilgrims gathered at the papal summer residence in Castel Gandolfo to pray the midday Angelus. "For those who wear it, it is a sign of filial abandonment to the protection of the Immaculate Virgin," he said. "In our battle against evil, may Mary, our Mother wrap us in her mantle."

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Ø  Blessing and clothing with the Scapular of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel enrolls the individual in the Scapular Confraternity, a prayer organization almost as large as the Church itself.

Ø  If Scapulars only are to be blessed, the priest begins the blessing with “Show us, O Lord, your mercy: and ends with the prayer “O Lord, Jesus Christ…”

1.    The Scapular Investiture Formula:

Priest :           Show us, O Lord, your mercy.
All       :           And grant us your salvation.
Priest :           O Lord, hear my prayer.
All       :           And let my cry come to you.
Priest :           The Lord be with you.
All       :           And also with you.

Priest :           Let us pray:
O Lord Jesus Christ, Savior of mankind, by your right hand sanctify + these Scapulars (this Scapular) which your servants (servant) will devoutly wear for the love of you and of your Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel; so that by her intercession, they (he/she) may be protected from the wickedness of the enemy and preserve in your grace until death; who live and reign forever and ever.

All       :           Amen.

2.    The PRIEST now sprinkles the Scapular with Holy Water.
3.    The PRIEST then says:

Receive this blessed Scapular and ask the Most Holy Virgin that by her merits, it may be worn with no stain and may protect you from all harm and bring you into everlasting life.

All       :           Amen.

4.    Then the Priest personally places the Scapular on each one.

5.    Priest:

By the power granted on me, I admit you to a share in all the spiritual works performed, with the merciful help of Jesus Christ, by the Religious of Mount Carmel; in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

All       :           Amen.

6.    Priest:

May Almighty God, Creator of heaven and earth, bless you whom he has been pleased to receive into the Confraternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel.  We beg her to crush the head of the ancient serpent in the hour of your death, and in the end, to obtain for you a palm and the crown of your everlasting inheritance, through Christ Our Lord.

All       :           Amen.

7.    The PRIEST now sprinkles those enrolled with Holy Water.


Excerpt from the Carmelite Constitutions of 1995:

Mary, overshadowed by the Spirit of God, is the Virgin of the new heart, who gave a human face to the Word made flesh. She is the Virgin of wise and contemplative listening who kept and pondered in her heart the events and the words of the Lord. She is the faithful disciple of wisdom, who sought Jesus, God’s Wisdom and allowed herself to be formed and molded by his Spirit, so that in faith she might be conformed to his ways and choices. Thus enlightened, Mary is presented to us as one able to read “the great wonders” which God accomplished in her for the salvation of the humble and of the poor.
Mary was not only the Mother of Our Lord; she also became his perfect disciple, the woman of faith. She followed Jesus, walking with the disciples, sharing their demanding and wearisome journey — a journey which required, above all, fraternal love and mutual service.
At the marriage feast in Cana, Mary taught us to believe in her Son; at the foot of the Cross, she became Mother to all who believe; with them she experiences the joy of the Resurrection. United with the other disciples “in constant prayer,” she received the first gifts of the Spirit, who filled the earliest Christian community with apostolic zeal.
Mary brings the good news of salvation to all men and women. She is the woman who built relationships, not only within the inner circle of Jesus’ disciples, but, beyond that, with the people: with Elizabeth, with the bride and bridegroom in Cana, with the other women, and with Jesus’ “brothers.”
Carmelites see in the Virgin Mary, Mother of God and archetype of the Church, the perfect image of all that they want and hope to be. For this reason, Carmelites have always thought of Mary as the Patron of the Order, its Mother and Splendor; she is constantly before their eyes and in their hearts as “the Virgin Most Pure.” Looking to her, and living in spiritual intimacy with her, we learn to stand before God, and with one another, as the Lord’s brothers. Mary lives among us, as mother and sister, attentive to our needs; along with us she waits and hopes, suffers and rejoices.
The scapular is a sign of Mary’s permanent and constant motherly love for Carmelite brothers and sisters. By their devotion to the scapular, faithful to a tradition in the Order, especially since the 16th century, Carmelites express the loving closeness of Mary to the people of God; it is a sign of consecration to Mary, a means of uniting the faithful to the Order, and an effective and popular means of evangelization.

BROWN SCAPULARSign of Consecration
to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

When the Moslems invaded the Holy Land, the Brothers of Blessed Mary of Mount Carmel were forced to flee to the West. St. Simon Stock became Superior General of a group of these men in 1246. The community by this time was known as the Carmelite Order, in reference to their place of origin, Mount Carmel. The Carmelite Order was having so many problems at that time that St. Simon Stock feared it would end. He begged Our Lady, as Patroness of the Order, to grant some privilege to the Order dedicated especially to her.

JULY 16, 1251
Then Our Lady intervened for her special community and, according to Carmelite tradition, appeared to St. Simon Stock giving him what we know today as the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. She said: “Dear son, take the Scapular of your Order as the badge of my brotherhood and a special grace for you and all Carmelites. Whoever dies in this garment will not suffer everlasting fire. It is a token of salvation. It safeguards in danger. It pledges us to peace and the Covenant.”

The date of her appearance to St. Simon Stock was July 16, 1251, now celebrated as the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

The Scapular vision
            In 1389, the General of the Carmelite Order, John Grossi, wrote the book known as “The Viridarium”. A Catalogue of the Carmelite saints, it gives the following account of the Scapular Vision.

            The ninth Saint of the order is Saint Simon of England the sixth General, who besought the Most Glorious Mother of God that She grant some privilege to the Carmelites, who rejoiced in being named especially the “THE ORDER OF THE VIRGIN”. He repeated in a most devout manner:

O Beautiful Flower OF Carmel,
Most Fruitful Vine, Splendour Of Heaven,
Holy And Singular,
Who Brought Forth the Son Of God,
Still Even Remaining A Virgin,
Assist Me In This Necessity, O Star Of The Sea,
Help And Protect Me,
Show Me that You Are My Mother.

And, accompanied by a multitude of Angels, the Blessed Virgin appeared to him, holding in Her hands, the Scapular of his Order and said:

This Shall Be To You
And All Carmelites
 A Privilege.
That Anyone Who Dies
Clothed In This
Shall Not Suffer Eternal Fire:
And If Wearing If They Die:
They Shall Be Saved.

On 13th Oct 1917 after the 6th & last Apparition of Our Lady, She appeared as Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Crowned queen of Heaven & Earth (5th glorious mystery of the Rosary ) with the child Jesus in Her bosom. SHE DID NOT SPEAK. The Scapular Devotion is Silent.

            When asked why Our Lady held out the Scapular, Lucia replied: “Because She wants everyone to wear it. It is as Pope Pius XII has said the sign of Consecration to Her Immaculate Heart” (1950).

            Pressed further as to which was more important she said ,”The Scapular & Rosary are inseparable”.

Mary is always present in a special way to those who wear the Scapular: PROTECTING, GUIDING, HELPING AND LAVISHING A MOTHER’S TRUE LOVE AND AFFECTION.”

            The opposition nevertheless persisted and so a petition was sent to the Bishop of Fatima to settle this matter once and for all. This he did in a long, detailed, definitive statement in July 1953, on three controversial points, ending “The use of the Scapular of Mount Carmel with all its obligations is considered one of the points of her (Fatima) Message, as a very efficacious means of salvation of souls and the world.”

         In Sr. Lucia’s view, the apparition of Our Lady of Mount Carmel means total
            Consecration to God.

         By showing Herself clothed in a religious habit, she wished to represent all other habits by which those who are totally consecrated to God can be distinguished from ordinary secular Christians (Sr. Lucia: “Calls” from the Message of Fatima, 18th call )

         In this spirit of Consecration and Conversion that God wishes to establish in the world, the devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
         We all know that a mother’s heart represents love in the bosom of a family.
         In fact, it is love which makes the mother bend over her baby’s cradle, sacrifice herself for it, give herself, rush to the defence of her child.
          All children trust in the heart of their mother, and we all know that we have in her a place of special affection.
         The same applies to the Virgin Mary.
         Thus the Message says << My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the way that will lead you to God >> Hence, the Heart of Mary is the  refuge and the way to God for all His children , (11th call )
         The Committee of Bishops which prepared paragraph 67 of Lumen Gentium (Constitution on the Modern Church) judged that it should be left to the Holy Father, then, Pope Paul VI, at any given moment in history, to indicate which devotions were of greatest importance.

On May 13, 1967, Pope Paul VI issued the encyclical SIGNUM MAGNUM and paid a personal visit to Fatima. His Holiness said that the two principal Marian devotions for our time, in keeping with Paragraph 67 of LUMEN GENTIUM, are the Scapular of Mt. Carmel and the Rosary (the two principal devotions promoted by the World Apostolate of Fatima)

These 2 devotions were never before linked to a single Apostolate until the 1946 Meeting of Mr. John Haffert with Sr. Lucia when the Pledge was drafted and approved by the 1st Bishop of Fatima Most Rev. Jose Correia da Silva,

17 years before the promulgation of Lumen Gentium.

         For the July 16th, 2001, 750th anniversary of the Bestowal of  the scapular, Pope John Paul II sent the Carmelite family the message:

         Over time this Marian heritage of Carmel has become, through the spread of the Holy Scapular devotion, a treasure for the whole Church. By its simplicity, its relationship to Mary’s role in regard to the Church and humanity, this devotion was so deeply and widely accepted by the people of God……… that it came to be expressed in the memorial of 16th July on the liturgical calendar of the Universal Church….

         I TOO HAVE WORN THE SCAPULAR OVER MY HEART for a long time out of my love for our common Heavenly Mother whose protection I constantly experience. I hope that this Marian Year will help all of Carmel and the devout faithful who venerate Her… to grow in Her love and to radiate to the world the presence of this Woman of silence and prayer.

         It is essentially a habit which evokes the protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary in this life and in the passage to the fullness of eternal glory.

         THE SCAPULAR REMINDS US that this devotion must become a uniform that is a Christian lifestyle, woven of prayer and interior life. I hope that this anniversary may be for each one of you an occasion for personal conversion, for community renewal.

            What endows the Scapular with such powers? The Carmelites give three reasons.

  1. The first is that from the moment we are enrolled in the Scapular we are dedicated to Mary in a special way, and have a special claim upon Her protection and intercession.
2.         Association with the Order of Carmel and its’ good things i.e share in all the      masses, prayers and good works.
  1. Intercession of Carmelite saints in heaven like Prophets Elijah and Elisha on Mount Carmel, of St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila,  sixteen Carmelite of the French revolution martyrs of Hitler’s concentration camps, St. Edith Stein and Blessed Titus Brandsma, the little flower St. Theresa of the child Jesus & St. Pio

            Archbishop Fulton Sheen Says:
            “The Scapular Bears A Double Witness: To Mary’s Protection Against The Ravages Of The Flesh Occasioned By The Fall, And To Mary’s Influence As Mediatrix Of Graces Who Covers Our Souls With
            The Richness of Her Son’s Redemption.”


            Without saying to Mary that we venerate Her, trust Her and love Her, we tell Her these three things every moment of the day simply wearing Her Scapular.

            VENERATION. When we clothe ourselves in Her livery we render Her homage.

            CONFIDENCE. Mary is the Mother of God and Her power is infinite. We have confidence in Her three great promises to protect us in danger, help us to die well and promptly to aid us after death. It is She who has assumed all these obligations in our regard.

            LOVE. MARY’S LOVE IS FATHOMLESS and it is because of Her love She made the Scapular promise, the sign and proof of Her LOVE. Mary, by loving us, obliges us to love Her, the filial love of a child to its Mother.

            THE  SCAPULAR THEN IS A PRAYER. Our Lord taught us to say the Our  Father. Mary taught us the value of the Scapular. When we use it as a prayer, Our Lady draws us to the Scared Heart of Her Divine Son. It is well, therefore, to hold the Scapular in one’s hand while addressing Our Lady.

         All 9 Popes of the 20th century have been ardent Scapular devotees and zealous promoters
         Both Pope Saint Pius X and Pope John Paul II belong to the Carmelite Third Order and probably some of the other nine too. It may have lost its popularity with the people, hence the Fatima reminder, but with the Popes, it has stood the test of time.
         In his book GIFT AND MYSTERY ON THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF MY PRIESTLY ORDINATION. Pope John Paul II wrote that at the age of ten he received the Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel adding, “I still wear it.” He also wrote,” for a certain period I even considered the possibility of becoming a Carmelite.”
         The spiritual places that inspired him were the Polish Marian Shrines and MOUNT CARMEL whose influence he especially felt at the monastery of the Discalced Carmelite Fathers in Krakow, Poland

         ALWAYS WEAR THE SCAPULAR. I ALWAYS WEAR IT AND IT HAS DONE ME MUCH GOOD. “His Holiness Pope John Paul II said.” The sign of the Scapular evokes two truths: constant protection of the Blessed Virgin, not only on life’s journey, but also at the moment of passing into eternal life,”

John Paul II Quotes Vatican II.
“This Intense Marian Life Which Is Expressed In Trusting Prayer, Enables Us To Understand How The Most Genuine Form Of Devotion To The Blessed Virgin, Expressed By The Humble Sign Of The Scapular, Is Consecration To Her Immaculate Heart.” ( Dogmatic Constitution Of The Church, Lumen Gentium 67)

DOCTORS OF THE CHURCH CONCUR, SAYS POPE PIUS XI. (1922-1939) “Nor would he incur eternal death whom the Blessed Virgin assists, especially at his last hour. This opinion of the Doctors of the Church, in harmony with the sentiments of the Christian people, and supported by the experience of all times, depends especially on this reason: THE FACT THAT THE SORROWFUL VIRGIN SHARED IN THE WORK OF THE REDEMPTION WITH JESUS CHRIST.

            (1939-1958) “For not with a light or passing matter are we here concerned but with the obtaining of eternal life itself,……….. that Promise of the Most Blessed Virgin which has been handed down to us. We are concerned, namely, with that WHICH IS OF SUPREME IMPORTANCE TO ALL AND WITH THE MANNER OF ACHIEVING IT .” (Heaven )
            “The Holy Carmelite Scapular must be placed in the first rank of the most favoured of Marian Devotions.”

            THE CREDIBILITY OF THE SCAPULAR PROMISE. “The evidence favoring the acceptance and historicity of the Scapular tradition amply fulfils the requirements laid down by Pope St. Pius X : “that pious traditions be supported by suitable testimonies and witnesses”.

THE SABBATINE OR SATURDAY PRIVILEGE is based on a Papal Bull ‘ Sacratissimo Ute Culmine’ of Pope John XXII issued on  March 3, 1322. In this Bull the Pope states that the Blessed Virgin appeared to him, reminded him of Her promise to St. Simon Stock some years earlier and gave him an even bigger promise:


            A Papal Bull is the most solemn form of papal decree.

            The Pope concludes with these words: “I therefore accept this holy indulgence; I ratify and confirm it on earth, as Jesus Christ has graciously granted it in heaven through the merits of the Most Blessed Virgin.”

  1. Wear the Scapular at all times.
  2. Practicing the virtues of Christian life especially chastity according to one’s state of life.
  3. Daily recitation of the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin, (Rosary was not so well known in 1322 ) OR Abstinence from meat on Wednesday and Saturdays for those who could not read. According to the new Scapular rituals of 1996, it is no longer necessary  for those being enrolled in the Brown Scapular to seek permission to substitute the praying of the Rosary for the little office.

            For many centuries the Church has designated Our Lady’s Brown Scapular as SIGNUM PACIS - THE SIGN OF PEACE Our Lady gave us the Scapular as a sign of salvation, a protection in danger and A PLEDGE OF PEACE. It was during World War I, in 1917, that Our Lady appeared in Fatima and made the Scapular of Mount Carmel (silently) one of the requests for peace. She said: WAR IS A PUNISHMENT FOR SIN.

         Pope Gregory XIII called it a GARMENT OF SALVATION.
            ‘She brought forth the Order of Carmel and  nourished it at her breasts AND SHE CLOTHED IT IN A GARMENT OF SALVATION.’
         Pope Benedict XIV encouraged the faithful to wear it with full confidence in Mary’s Promise. Anyone dying in Mary’s family will receive at the hour of death either perseverance in the state of grace or FINAL CONTRITION .
         “He who dares to call into question the validity of the Scapular devotion or deny its privilege would be a proud despiser of religion.”
         “Only a condemner of religion would deny the authenticity of the Scapular Promise.”
“I, the Mother of Grace, Shall descend into Purgatory on the Saturday after their Death and whomsoever I shall find in Purgatory (Scapular Wearers) I shall free” (Our Lady to Pope John XXII in 1322)

         Pope LEO XIII when he was dying called his familiars to his bed and said: “let us make a Novena to Our Lady of the Scapular and I shall be ready to die”.

         Pope Benedict   IV : Message to Seminarians “let all of you have a common language and a common armor:

            The language- the sentences of the Gospel,

            The armor- the Scapular of the Virgin of Carmel which you all ought to wear and enjoy the singular privilege of PROTECTION AFTER DEATH

            Pope Pius XI first announcement after the election was on the Sabbatine Privilege :

            “All members of the Scapular confraternity  should persevere in the Holy Exercises prescribed for the  gaining of that privilege from the Mother of God because it extends even after death.”

            Pope Pius XII: ”And certainly this most gentle Mother will not delay to open AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, the gates of Heaven for Her children who are expiating their  faults in PURGATORY, a trust based on that promise known as the Sabbatine” (Privilege).

            Lucia said that on 13th October 1917, at Fatima, she saw St. Joseph holding the Child Jesus and together they made the sign of the Cross three times over the world.

            “If Joseph is the Father of Him of whom Mary is the Mother, he is necessarily the special father of those who wear the Scapular.” P. Joseph Andres S.J. In’ Décor Carmeli, Cologne Germany. 1669 .

            Of all the benefits that flow from the Scapular this benefit of being the special children of St. Joseph is the greatest. St. Thomas Aquinas said that God could make no mother greater than the Mother of God. And you may add, he said, GOD CANNOT MAKE A GREATER FATHER THAN JOSEPH WAS TO JESUS

            “St. Joseph is like a bright shining star that protects those souls who fight the battle of life under Mary’s Standard”. (The Scapular). Said St. Mary Magdalene da Pazzi  (Feast May 25th), the Carmelite saint who had a vision of St. Joseph in his glory).

            CARMELITES AND ST. JOSEPH. The Carmelite family are said to have brought the public cult of St. Joseph with them from the Orient to the West, and the first Church to St. Joseph in the West was a Carmelite Church. St. Teresa of Avila dedicated the first Monastery of a Reformed Carmel to him. The Blessed Virgin is said to have told her,” I am so pleased that you have consecrated  yourself to St. Joseph. You may ask anything for your convent with perfect certainty that you shall receive it. St. JOSEPH’S FEAST ON 19TH MARCH was first celebrated by Carmelities and then made universal by Pope Sixtus I in 1491. But a further feast THE PATRONAGE OF ST. JOSEPH was granted to the Carmelite Order in 1689.

            PATRON OF A HAPPY DEATH. St. Joseph is the patron of a happy death. The Scapular is an assurance of a happy death. The Scapular has come to be known as A SIGN OF CHASTITY St. Joseph’s chastity was unique. He was chosen to live in a virginal state with MARY THE IMMACULATE.
            It is a sign of Mary’s FIAT: Saying Yes to God’s will. Entrustment of one’s life and possessions are portrayed externally by the Brown Scapular

            After the Scapular  vision in 1251, Our Lady appeared to St. Peter Thomas (1305-1366), a Carmelite French Bishop and told him that the order of Carmel would flourish till the end of the world.

            On 5th Jan, 1996, in Rome, the Congregation for Divine worship and Discipline of the Sacraments approved a new formula for Enrolment in the Scapular and the Rite of Blessing.
            It contains a gold mine of Treasures.

            Pope John Paul II quotes from this document  in his message to the Carmelites on the 750th Annv.. of the Scapular vision:

            “Those who wear the Scapular are thus brought into the land of Carmel, so that they may ‘EAT ITS FRUITS AND ITS GOOD THINGS.” ( Cf. Jer.2 :)
            Says the new document,” wearing the Scapular can well relate to St. Paul’s reference to life in Christ in terms of putting on Christ”.

            “Mary is the masterpiece of the Most Blessed Trinity who united Her to Itself. The Scapular is a symbol of filial and grateful recognition of the mission which the most Blessed Trinity willed to confide to Mary in the history of salvation, “ TO IMITATE THE PRAYING VIRGIN. The Church on her faith pilgrimage finds its best model in our Lady. Wearing the Brown Scapular in the Spirit of Carmel is giving Mary more space in our lives. “The three phases of the ascent of Mount Carmel (to Heaven) are IMITATION, UNION, LIKENESS TO MARY.”

            IDENTIFY WITH CARMEL: “Those who wear the Scapular identify themselves with the mission of Carmel …..through visible signs of sharing, reconciliation, justice, looking after the sick, listening to the cries of the poor.”

            THE NEW DOCUMENT says that Blessing and Investment in the Scapular should ‘preferably take place within a community celebration.’

            The New Investment Ritual puts these significant words on the lips of Mary: "I bring you a Scapular as a sign of My blessing and My love, and at the same time, as the sign of the mystery which will be accomplished in you. I come to fully clothe you in Jesus Christ so that you may be rooted in Him. The royal way.... with the Father and Spirit of love.“

            There is now a long and short (alternative) form of the Rite for the Blessing  of  and Enrolment in the Scapular of the Blessed Virgin of Mount Carmel. Each Ritual consists of an opening Rite: Old and New Testament Readings,  a short Exhortation (longer Rite only); Intercessory Prayers, a Prayer of Blessing;  Enrollment in the Scapular and the Closing Rite.

            The traditional Scapular must be used for the Blessing and the Enrollment, after which the Scapular Medal may replace it, for valid reasons only. For example, in the tropics people may wear the medal because of the profuse perspiration. Nevertheless, the medal does not bestow the same indulgences upon the wearer than the scapular does.

            Once enrolled in  the Scapular, it is unnecessary for a person to have Blessed new Scapulars or Scapular Medals that he wears.

ENROLLMENT VALID FOR LIFE.  People are enrolled in the Scapular ONLY ONCE. You lose the benefits when not worn, but if you start wearing it again even after years the enrollment is still valid.

            AFFILIATION TO CARMELITES. The Enrollment implies affiliation to the Carmelite family, and so preferably a  Carmelite  should give the Scapular. In case of impossibility any priest or deacon  can do so. The Superiors of the Carmelite Family at  the General or Provincial level have the right  to authorize others to enroll in the Scapular.
            A discarded Scapular should be buried or burnt, but the metal  or plastic covering can be discarded. 

            The World Apostolate of Fatima prefers  CLOTH:   
            "Experience teaches that those who use the medal without sufficient reason rarely persevere in this devotion. One  advantage of the cloth is that it reminds us daily of our union with Mary: it must be worn over the shoulders, tucked in, it must be changed to be washed so that we are never with out it" 
            "The Lamb of God who takes away the  sins of the World" is Symbolized in the Woolen Brown Scapular and is thus preferable to the medal.

            Brown because it is Mary’s dress, when She was alive on earth. She wants Her children to initiate Her virtues, same life style, not earthly.

            WEAR IT DEVOUTLY   As the Scapular is Sacramental  the Church insists that it is worn devoutly. It has a feast day, a liturgy. The two other Sacramentals honored with a Feast and Office are the Rosary and the Miraculous Medal. Vatican II,  Liturgy 61 says:  The death and Resurrection of Christ is the fount from which all  Sacraments and  Sacramentals draw  their power.

            The principal difference is that the Sacraments were instituted BY CHRIST as channels of grace to all who receive them worthily, whereas the Sacramentals were instituted BY THE CHURCH and do not by themselves give grace, but  produce their effects by the prayers and blessings of the Church. Sacramentals depend chiefly on the pious intentions of the people who make use of them.

            SACRAMENTALS LEAD US TO THE SACRAMENTS . Vatican  II, Liturgy 60 says "Sacramentals: are sacred signs which bear a  resemblance to the Sacraments; they  signify effects, particularly of a spiritual kind, which are obtained through the Church’s intercession. By them men are disposed to receive the chief effects of the Sacraments, and various occasions of life  are rendered holy,"

A PROPER APPRECIATION OF THE SACRAMENTALS  rests on the realization of their place in the ecclesial plan of salvation: they are less than the Sacraments but more powerful than  purely private prayer. Such an attitude removes any danger of either exaggerating Sacramentals  at the expense of Sacraments or of overlooking their significant place in Christian living.
            THOSE LITTLE EXTRAS. Sacramentals  are those little extras  in our every day life -  the images, actions, blessings unique  to our faith that often  tell  others we are Catholic;  the externals that make the Catholic way of life unique and outstanding. Sacramentals have embellished the official liturgy of the Church or sprung from the cultures of  different people and  different times.  For being  Catholic is more than just Mass and the Sacraments. It is a way of life in which the body, its senses and spirit are intermingled.
            MAGIC OR SUPERSTITION.  A  Sacramental is NOT superstition. It is the part of us that longs for some thing tangible we can hold on to. Superstition is second cousin to magic. A Sacramental used properly will bring us closer to  God.  The youth who blessed his car with Holy Water and prays for a safe journey - a mother who uses a Miraculous Medal in times of illness - a recovering alcoholic who kisses his Scapular in the morning for strength to get through the day.


O Mary, Queen and Mother of Carmel, I come today to  consecrate myself to Thee,
For my whole life is but a small return for the many graces and blessings
That has come from God to me through Thy hands.
Since Thou regardest with an eye of special kindness those who wear the Scapular
I   implore Thee to increase in me, Faith, Hope and Charity.
May  Thy Scapular keep Thine eyes of mercy toward me
And bring me Thy special protection in the daily struggle to be
 faithful to Thy Divine Son and Thee.
May  it separate me from all that is sinful and clothe me with Thy virtues.
O dearest Mother, support me by Thy never failing love,
That  I, an unworthy sinner, may come one day to exchange Thy Scapular
For the wedding garment of heaven and dwell with Thee
And the saints of Carmel in the Kingdom of Thy Son. Amen

O beautiful Flower of Carmel, most fruitful vine,
Splendor of Heaven, Holy and Singular,
Who brought forth the  Son of God, still remaining a Pure Virgin
Assist me in this necessity, O Star of sea
Help and protect me
Show me that you are my Mother"
O Mary conceived without sin
Pray for us who have recourse to Thee
Mother and Ornament of Carmel, Pray for us.
Virgin, Flower of Carmel, pray for us,
Hope  of all who die wearing the Scapular, pray for us
St. Joseph, Friend of the Sacred Heart, pray for us,
St. Joseph, Chaste Spouse of Mary, pray for us

"O  Queen, who art the beauty of Carmel and the mediatrix of all graces,
pray for us"
(Prayer from The Raccolta - may be said on your Rosary Beads)
Imprimatur: + Thomas   M. O’Leary, D .D .


            Fixed for 16th July, the day, according to Carmelite tradition, of the Scapular Vision.

             Labeled the "SOLEMN COMMEMORATION to highlight its special dignity, and  celebrated with "explosive brilliance” and thanksgiving for the countless graces Our Lady has showered on Her Carmelite family.

            Enrolled in the Brown Scapular, one may gain  Plenary  Indulgences on the usual conditions on the following feasts:
            ST. SIMON STOCK                                                  MAY 16TH
            OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL                       JULY  16TH
            ST. ELIJAH, PROPHET                                            JULY 20TH
            ST. TERESA OF THE CHILD JESUS                     OCTOBER 1ST
            ST.  TERESA OF  ANILA                                        OCTOBER  15TH
            ALL CARMELITE  SAINTS                                   NOVEMBER 14TH 
            ST.   JOHN OF THE CROSS                                    DECEMBER 14TH

            HOW AND WHY CAN POPES GRANT INDULGENCES ? Pope Clement  VI as far back as 1343 gives a beautiful explanation as to how and why Popes have the power to grant indulgences.

            Upon The Altar  Of  The Cross Christ Shed His Blood......
            Not Merely A Drop (Though This Would Have Sufficed To Redeem The Whole Human Race) But A Copious Torrent ....... Thereby Laying Up An Infinite Treasure For Mankind......The Treasure He Entrusted To St. Peter ,  The Key Bearer, And His Successors, That They Might  For Just And Reasonable Cause Distribute it To The Faithful In Full Or  In Partial Remission Of the Temporal Punishment Due To Sin.
HOW TO GAIN A PLENARY ?  A  plenary then is full remission, total amnesty, and wipes the sinners slate clean. BUT IT IS NOT  THAT EASY. The Catholic Almanac says 1) A person has to be free from all attachment to sin and, besides the specified work, fulfill three conditions:
2.         A Separate  Holy Communion for each plenary.
3.         Confession - ONE CONFESSION sufficient for gaining SEVERAL plenary indulgences several days before or after
4.         A  Prayer for the intentions  of the Holy Father on the day the indulgence is gained.

            "To increase more and more among the faithful, devotion to the Virgin of Carmel, whence flow the richest and most wholesome fruit of the soul," This is the reason Pope Leo XIII gave when he granted  a plenary indulgence in 1892 to those who visited a Carmelite Church on the Scapular Feast.

THE LATEST CATECHISM BOOK SAYS: “The Church does not want simply to come to the aid of these Christians (by granting indulgences) but also to spur them to works of devotion, penance and charity." And to spur them to wear and persevere in wearing the Scapular, the Church through seven centuries heaped it with indulgences. Another big incentive is that indulgences are applicable to the souls in Purgatory. It means  that an indulgence can be used to transfer a soul (maybe a dear departed) to Paradise.

            AT FATIMA the three children prayed the Rosary with the crowds waiting for Our Lady. The Church now grants a plenary for praying  the Rosary in common, in church, public oratory, a family group or pious association.

Pope John Paul II to teenagers: “Every mother is concerned that her child has clean and decent clothes to wear, and so Mary has given this special garment to us, the Scapular. I HOPE THAT YOU TOO WILL WEAR IT AS A SIGN OF  HER PROTECTION”.

            CHILDREN LIKE EXTERNAL AIDS. The Scapular is something most children will want to wear if it is properly presented. They will wear it when they are made aware of the protection Our Lady bestows and Scapular wearers; when they hear of the miracles and favors granted through the Scapular. Many young people will never be without it once they know the two great promises attached to it.

            ONE IMPORTANT LESSON: ‘The Catholic Church boasts: Give me the child till he is 12 year old and I will have him for  life. Any parent or teacher engaged in the education of children can boast:  Let me teach the child one thing he will remember for life  and he will save his soul. Any child in   whose heart I can  implant the wisdom of ONE IMPORTANT LESSON, the lesson which will prompt him to wear the Scapular, AND TO WEAR IT ALWAYS.’

The Scapular, know as The ARMOR OF SAINTS, was worn, recommended and written about by Doctors of the Church, Patron Saints and Founders of many Religious Orders. The Holy Spirit specially inspires a founder, and the Order is founded at a particular stage to serve a specific purpose.

            When the bodies of three founders were exhumed, their clothes and everything else had disintegrated, but on the skeletons  THE SCAPULARS WERE FOUND INTACT.
            These three founders were
  1. ST.  ALPHONSUS LIGUORI (redemptorists)
  2. ST.  JOHN BOSCO (Salesians)
  3. FR. MICHAEL MCGIVENY (Knight of Columbus).

Was also found Intact after 600 years.

THE  MONKS  SCAPULAR. The world ‘Scapular’ is derived from the Latin word for Shoulder.  The original Scapular was a standard part of the habit worn in monastic orders from about 547 AD. It was a long straight garment, the width of the body and ankle length, with  an opening for the head, hanging full in back and front. Its purpose - to protect the cassock like  an apron.

            The Scapular known as the  SUPERTUNIC WAS AN IMITATION of the garment worn by the Doctors of Old Testament bereft of its borders and tassels. It was often called a "SUPER HUMERAL "(OVER THE SHOULDERS) HENCE THE NAME SCAPULAR.

            Since lay people eagerly sought to be included in Our Lady’s Promise of a happy death, and a full Scapular could not be conveniently worn over civilian  clothing, the  Carmelites solved the problem by fashioning two squares of brown cloth joined by two strings. Soon the squares became smaller and smaller till our present size.

            NOT TUCKED OR PINNED. As the Scapular is a garment – Mary’s Habit, it must not be tucked or pinned. It must be worn round the neck so that one part hangs in front and one at the back. It is usually worn under one's clothing, but not necessarily next to the skin.

            We should Kiss the Scapular whenever we awake from sleep. It is a precious, wordless  embrace with Mary our Mother.  Pope Benedict XV attached 500 days  indulgence to this Simple act (not for Medal).

Some practical rules
         People are enrolled in the Scapular only once, by a priest or authorized person.
         The Scapular  can be replaced afterwards by medal which has on one side the  image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus  and on the other, the image of Mary.
         The Scapular holds us to  live as authentic Christians in line with the teaching of Gospel, to receive the  sacraments, to profess our special devotion to the Blessed Virgin, which should be expressed each day, at least , by saying the Hail Mary three times.

            (N..................) Receive this Scapular, a sign of your special relationship  with Mary the Mother of Jesus, whom you pledge to imitate. May it be a reminder to you of your dignity as a Christian, in serving others and imitating Mary. Wear it as a sign of her protection and of belonging to the family of Carmel, voluntarily doing the will of God and devoting yourself to building a world true to his plan of community, justice and peace.

The Following is also widely used:
            The Blessing of the Scapular of Mt. Carmel

            O Lord Jesus Christ, Saviour of mankind, by Thy right hand sanctify this scapular which Thy servant will devotedly wear for the love of Thee and of Thy Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mt. Carmel;  so that, by Her intercession, he / she may be protected from the wickedness of the enemy and persevere in  Thy grace until death; Who livest and reignest forever and ever. Amen.

            Sprinkle The Scapular with Holy Water.

Investure for enrolled into the Confraternity

            "Receive this blessed habit  and ask the most Holy Virgin that, by her merits,  it may be worn with no stain of sin; that She may guard thee from all evil and bring thee to life everlasting AMEN.

            By the power granted me, I  admit thee to the participation of all the spiritual works performed, with the merciful help of Jesus Christ, by the Religious of Mount Carmel; in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN."
            May almighty God, Creator of heaven and earth bless you whom He has been pleased to receive into the confraternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel. We beg her to crush the head of the ancient serpent in the hour of your death, and in the end, to obtain for you the palm and the crown of your everlasting inheritance. Through Christ our Lord AMEN.

Sprinkle the person with Holy Water.


            Dear Queen and Mother, who promised at Fatima to convert Russia and bring peace to all mankind, in reparation to Your Immaculate Heart, for my sins  and the sins of the whole world, I solemnly promise:
  1. to offer up everyday the sacrifices demanded by my daily duty;
  2. to say the Rosary daily while meditating on the mysteries;
  3. to wear the Scapular of Mt. Carmel as profession of this promise and as an act of consecration to You,
  4. To observe the First Saturday  Devotion
            I shall renew this promise often, especially in moments of temptation.

Note: This pledge is not a vow and does not bind under pain of sin.

            (Nevertheless this is a promise… your word given to your Heavenly Mother.)

O  my God, in union with  the Immaculate Heart of Mary  (here kiss your Scapular) 
I offer Thee the Precious Blood of  Jesus from all the altars throughout the world, joining with it the offering of my every thought, word and action of  this  day.
O my Jesus, I desire today to gain every indulgence and merit I  can, and  I offer them, together with myself to Mary  Immaculate - that She may best apply them to the interests of Thy Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Immaculate  Heart of   Mary
Pray for us!
Sacred Heart of  Jesus –
Have Mercy on us!



KONKANI:2003Approved by Congregation of Divine Cult and Discipline of Sacraments, 2003


1208. The blessing and conferral of a scapular should, if at all possible, be carried out in a communal celebration. Whenever the conferral is a way of receiving members of the faithful into a confraternity of a religious order or institute, this reception must be carried out by member of that institute or else by a minister deputed by the competent authority of the institute.

1209. On the occasion of the blessing and conferral, the scapular itself, of prescribed design and material, must be used; afterwards a blessed medal may replace the scapular.

0. Whenever a person joins a confraternity in order to share spiritually in the life of a religious institute, the particular norms established by each institute must be respected and followed exactly.



1211. Lok vo bondbuvorgache tori sandhe zomtoch soega
pormannem hea somarombhak lagta toslem git gaitat tednam muniari proves korta. Git somptoch munian mhonnta:
Bapache ani Putache ani Povitr Atmeache nanvim
Sogllim apnnancher khursachi kuru kaddtat ani zobab ditat; Amen.

1212. Uprant muniari hajir asloleank noman korta mhonnun:
Sorv borem tem Deva Bapa thaun, Ankvarik zolmol’1ea tachea Puta udexim ieta. Tachi kurpa ani xanti tumche sovem asum.
Vo dusrim iukt utram odik korun Povitr Pustokantlim kaddlolim.

Sogllim zobab ditat:

Tumche-I sovem asum.
Vo dusro iukt zobab.

1213. Uprant muniari hi rit somarombhunk hajir asloleank heam
vo osleam utramrnim toiar korta

Dev Amche thaim apli vorti kaklut dakhouncheak lhan ani sadheo khunnam vaporta. Tech porim monis sadhea khunnamnim aplem upkari mon Devak ugoddta ani tachi sevakorchi khuxi, ani apnnem povitr snanant kel ‘lea somrponnak jivit bhor visvaxi ravunk kel’lo nichev, porgott korta.
Hem bentin Povitr Sobhen manietai dil’1e N...dhorimik sonvsthechea bondhuvorgant proves kela tachi khunna.  Hem bentin tech dhormik sobhechea mona pormannem jieuchi kherit khuxi dakhoita. Ankvar Marieche mozotin povitr-snanant Kristak nhescho nichev kel’lo hi khunna novsorta; lognachi nhcsonn ghalun, sorginchea
 maidesant ami pavo-sor, Povitr Tritvechea manak Krista sarkim ami zal’lim tika zai.


Uprant vachpi vo hajir asloleantlo, konnui vo muniarich Povitr Pustokantlean vachop vachta.  Hem vachop, chodd korun vachpa-gronthantlem, bhov Povitr Tritvek, Somiachea Guttak vo Bhagevont Ankvar Mariek sombond aslolem vinchun kaddum iet. Tea-tea dhormik sonvsthechea monobhovak sori zaun tanchea bondhuvorgak lagu zata toslench vo dusrem vachop vinchun kaddum ieta.

1215.  Vo:
Kor 4, 13 — 5,10: “Amchi nhesonn kaddun uddoileli amkam naka punn amcher odik nhesonn ghatleli amkam zai.”

Bhagevont Paulun Koriritkarank boroilolê Dusrê Chittivelem Vachop

            “Hanvem sotman’lem dekhun, hanv uloilom,” oxem boroilolem asa tea pormannem, bhavartachem mon asun ami sotman’tanv dekhun, ami uloitaiv. Ani Zannem Somia Jezuk punorjivont ke1a, Toch amkam i Jezu borabor punojivont kortolo ani amkam tumchê borabor Tachê sorxim vhortolo mhonn ami zannanv.

 Hem sogllem tumchea boreak; he porim kurpa vaddon veta titli, Devachê  mhoimek odik ani odik loka modem dhin’vasnni vaddom.
            Hea pasot ami kednanch ang kaddinanv. Zôr-ui bhailean amchem jivit bigddun veta, tori bhitorlean tem disan’dis novsoron veta.  Kiteak heô amcheo lhan ani thoddea kallacheo khonti-dukhi tanché lagim koslich sor korunk zainaslole sasnnache ut’tôm’ mhoimek amkam toiar kortat. Mhonntôch dolleank dixtti poddta tosleam vostuncher ami amchem dhean-mon lainany, punn dixtti poddonant tosleam vostuncher; dixtti poddtat teo vostu thoddoch vell urtat, punn dixtti poddonant teo sasnnak togtat.
            Amchem sonvsarantlem biradd, mhonngê amche kuddicho tombu, moddon gelo zalear, Deva koddlem ghor, mon’ xachea hatan bandunk naslolem sasnnachem ghor, amkam sorgar asa mhonn ami zannanv. Kiteak sorginchea ghorachi got, amche atanchê goti velean gheunk ami pirgun otrektanv; osli got nestoch, ami vingllim mellchimnanv. Kiteak anichi nesonn kaddun uddoileli amkam naka punn amcher odik nesonn ghaleli amkam zai dekhun, ami he kuddichca tombunt astana, bharan cheptanv ani pirngotanv; oxem jem kitem mornnadik asa tacho jivit nas kortelem. Heach hetuk Devan amkam toiar keleant ani Tannench hacho ixaro koso amkam Atmo dila.
            Mhonntôch, kuddint aso-sor Somia sorxile ami pois asanv mhonn ami zannanv, tori amkam kalljidarponn asa, kiteak ami dolleamnim polleun nhoi punn bhavartan choltanv. Ami visvasan bhorleanv; ani khorench mhollear, kuddintle bhair sorun, Somiachea ghora raunk amkam odik borem dista Ami kuddint jieum vo kuddi bhair jieum, Taka man’tanv toslim zaunk ami sodtanv. Aple kuddint astanam jem kitem vaitt-borem kelam tea pormannem mozuri
gheuncheak, zonneklean Kristachê niai-sobhê mukhar ubem raunchem poddtelem.

1216. Uprant muniari provochon korun hajir asloleank vachpachi somzonni dita.


1217. Uprant somudaik prarthonam kortat Muniarean sokol dil ‘leantlim odik iukt tim magnnim vinchun
kaddum ietat vo poristhiti pormannern khoinchim-i dusrim mhonnum ieta.

Put Povitr Atmeache sokten mon’xa soimb ghetanam tannem taka Marie udorim vinaxi kuddin nhesoilo ani to amcho malgoddo bhav zaunk pavlo. Tache kurpent ami vantteli zauncheak ani Devachea onodak ami jieuncheak tiche vinounechea adaran Bapa lagim ami magum-ia.

Zohab: Deva, Kristak nhesunk amkam favo kor.

Krista thaim mon’xamnim tujea jivitant bhagidar zauncheak, tujea mogachea Putan mon’xa soimb gheunk tuvem nirmileim;
- amka  sodanch tujim bhurgim mhonnuk ani bhurgim koxim jieunk favo kor: Z/-

Patok mat soddun ier
soglleant Kristak amche sarko zaunk ani oxem tacho pattlav korun ami-i tache sarkim zaunk tuji khuxi zali,
- Kristacho pattlav korun sorvant ami tuka mano-xim kor.  Z/-
Tunvem tukach mon’xank gddapo korche khatir tannim tujea rajeachem lognachem nhesonn ghalun kurpe-jevnnak ieunk tum apoitai;
- ami visvaxiponnim tuji seva-chakri korunk amkam xikoi.  Z/-

Ami sonvsarant Kristacho suadik pormoll zaunk zai mhonn dhormduta Paulu udexim tum amkam xikoitai;
- Bhavam-bhoinnim modcm hajir aslolea Kristak vollkhunk amkam favo kor. Z/-
Povitr Atmea vorvim tuje katir jieun Povitr Sobhechi povitrtai ami dakholl korcheak, amkam nitichea ani povitrponnachea nhennan nettoitai;
- amchea bhavam-bhoinninche soddvonne khatir udar monan ami vavrunk amkam Krista vorvim disandis povitr kor. Z/-
Krist ietanam logna nhesonn ghalun ami taka bhettcheak, Krista udexim dor ek atmik axirvad turn amcher sodanch otoitar
- Ankvar Marieche mozotin mornna thaun jivitak utthunk amkam favo kor. Z/-


1218. Uprant muniari hat vistrun mhonnta:

Deva, tum povitrtaiecho oromb ani xevott udka ani Povitr Atmea vorvim novean zolmol’leank
Kristi jinneche bhortek ani mogache sopumnaiek turn apoitai:
Povitr Tritvechea onoda khatir
(Kristachea koxtta-momnachea manak)
(Bhagevont Ankvar Mariechea manak)

hem bentin bhoktin ghetoleam tujeam sevokancher doien dixtt ghal,
tim tujea Puta Krista sarkim zauncheak
ani he  jinnechi vat cholun xevottak pavtoch
Deva Matechea, Ankvariche sasaien,
tujea ghorant bhitor sorunk tankam favo kor

Krista amchea Somia vorvim.
Z/-  Amen.


1219. Uprant muniari sokol dil’lim vo dusrim dhormik sonvsthechea axirvadache manddavollintlim utram vaprun, urnedvarak bentin ghalta:

a) Povitr Tritvechea vo Jezu Krischea guttachea manak:

Hem benthin ghe (hi nhesonn ghe),
Tache vorvim bhov povitr Tritvek,
(vo dekhik: Jezu Kristachea koxttam-mornnak) somorpun dil’lea
. dhormik bondhuvorgant tum bhitor sortai.
Tor Povitr Tritvechea onoda khatir
Povitr Sobhechea ani mon’xanchea boreponna khatir
aplea rogtan amchi soddvonn kelolea Kristak
Devmatechea adaran disan’dis nhesunk proitn kor
Z/-    Amen.

b) Bhagevont Ankvar Mariechea manak:

Hem bentin ghe (hi nhesonn ghe),
tache vorvim bhagevont Ankvar Mariek somorpun dil’lea
N.., dhormik bondhuvorgant tum bhitor sortai.
Tor Povitr Tritvechea onoda khatir
ani Povitr Sobhechea ani mon’xanchea boreponna khatir
Devmatechea adaran Kristak nhesunk
ani tuje thaim to jieta mhonn dakhounk proitn kor.
Z/-    Amen.

1220. Soega pormannem, bentin ghalpachem
magnnem muniari somestam khatir
vhoddlean ekuch pavtt mhonnta:

Sogllim borabor zobab ditat:

Amen,ani bentin gheuncheak muniarea xim vetat.

1221.Uprant noveam bondhunk fuddo korun mhonnta:

Kristachi ani tache Povitr Sobhcchi seva
dhormik sonvsthechea monobhovan chodd zotnaien korcheak
N... dhormik bondhuvorgant tumkam ghetleant
Hem karn’ tumim odik sopurnnaien korcheak,
mhaka dil’le podven, hanv tumkam,
teach dhormik kuttumbachea
sorv atmik boreponnant vantteli kortam....

1222. Bondhuvorgachim kamam ani kaide sangun zatoch. muniari kainch
mhonnonastanam somestancher povitr udkacho xiloddo marta.


1223 .Muniari rit sompoita mhonnun:

Sorvpodvedar Dev aplea doiallponnan tumcher axirvad ghalum,
ani taronnak pavoita te zannvaiechea monobhovan tumkam bhorum.
Z/-       Amem

Bhavarthache xikounnen to tumkam sodam posum,
ani boreo kornneo korcheak tumi xevott porian thir ravo-xe korum.
Z/-       Amen.

Tumchim panvlam to apnna vatten oddun vhorum,
ani xantichi ani pritmogachi vatt tumkam dakhoum.
Z/-       .Amea.

Sorvpodvedar Dev, Bap ani Put+ ani Povitr Atmo tumcher axirvad ghalurn.
Z/-       Amen.

Vo bentinak
sombond aslolea dusrea khoinchea-i axirvadachem vidhan.

1224 Jukt git gavun hi rit sompoilear borem.