MARY, OUR MOTHER

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Green Scapular


Tribulation Times 

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  January 23, 2011  

(Luk 1:46-49) And Mary said: My soul doth magnify the Lord. And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. Because he hath regarded the humility of his handmaid: for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. Because he that is mighty hath done great things to me: and holy is his name. 

CATHOLIC DEVOTIONS: We must understand that medals, scapulars, holy water and any other type of sacramentals are not amulets for our protection.  They are consecrated objects that indeed help when the wearer has faith and tries to live a life of virtue.

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AMONG MARY'S GIFTS: THE GREEN SCAPULAR by Robert A. Macdonald, C.Ss.R.

"Let me tell you the story of how I discovered the Green Scapular. This is my only way of trying to spread a true and tender love of Her Immaculate Heart and of paying my debt to Her. Some years ago, before penicillin was in use, I was lying in a hospital very ill with pneumonia. I began to hemorrhage and the doctors decided to operate as a last resource. Then a little nun came into my room.

        "Father, have you great faith in the Mother of God, especially in Her Immaculate Heart? If so, you can be cured."

       "How, Sister?"

       "Through the Green Scapular."

       "What is that?"

       "Four years ago, Father, I was operated on for cancer. I was so filled with it, that they just closed me up and sent me away to die. Then I prayed to Our Lady of the Green Scapular; grew tired of waiting to die and came back to work. I am cured, Father. Do you want me to give you a Scapular?"

       "Please, Sister."

       With that she put one over my head. A feeling of tremendous confidence poured into me and the bleeding stopped. Two days later, in the X-ray room, they asked me when the hemorrhage had ceased. When I replied that it was a matter of a couple of days, they expressed great surprise.

       "You have a wound that is six months healed and there is no other mark." Today even the scars are gone. No wonder I speak of an unpayable debt to Her Immaculate Heart. Since then I have done everything possible to foster this devotion. To my great joy and amazement, those to whom I have spoken of the Green Scapular have become more zealous than I. Never have I seen the equal of the faith and confidence of these new apostles of Mary.

       During May, I asked the rector of St. Patrick's, Toronto, for permission to speak of it at the Wednesday devotions. I had a thousand Green Scapulars on hand, but no one thought that more than thirty would be asked for. The thousand were gone the first morning. The room where we distributed them was so jammed that I feared someone would be injured. The rest of the day I was besieged on all sides for more. Foolishly, I showed the one I had for myself and it was quickly snatched from my hand."

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HISTORY OF THE DEVOTIONhttp://www.olrl.org/pray/greenscapular.shtml

FROM THE MAILBAG
VIA
 Loretta: For those who are praying for conversion of someone, or protection ~ if you are interested go to the Apostolate of the Green Scapular Brochure and Scapulars. They are free with only a request for a small donation so they can continue the work of mailing and bringing healing of lives for the Glory of Jesus Christ. I was happy with the envelope that arrived with 14 very small scapulars and the instructions to write names of those you wish to remember on the little scapulars, and say the prayers enclosed. They also recommended placing one scapular in each of the four corners of your home. The included a prayer for the home and people who resided therein and all those who would enter. It is a very sweet ministry, and does not necessitate that you wear the green scapular any more for it does not have a green cord, and are the size of a square quarter.

I think you would be pleased with this Apostlate of the Green Scapular and perhaps recommend it to others as I have done.

Address: Apostolate of the Green Scapular
7710-T Cherry Park Dr. #417 Houston, Texas 77095

Ladder of Divine Ascent excerpt: Step 27- "On holy stillness of body and soul"

50. When you go forth, guard what you have gathered.  When the cage is opened, the birds fly out.  And then we shall find no further profit in stillness.


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