MARY, OUR MOTHER

Saturday, May 16, 2015

“Whoever dies in this garment will be preserved from eternal flames” - A Moment with Mary



* May 16 - Saint Simon Stock and the Brown Scapular  *  “Whoever dies in this garment will be preserved from eternal flames” ----- A Moment with Mary --

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May 16 - Saint Simon Stock and the Brown Scapular 

 “Whoever dies in this garment will be preserved from eternal flames”

Simon Stock was born in England in the late 12th century. He became Prior General of the Carmelite Order in the 13th century, at a time when, in competition with the flourishing of new orders, the Carmel was threatened with extinction. Simon Stock then turned to Mary and asked: “Was not the Carmel intended by Our Lady and closely linked to her honor?”

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Mother of God answered him in an apparition that likely happened on July 16, 1251, when she gave him the wonderful gift of the Scapular. Here is an excerpt of that story from the 'Fioretti of Our Lady of Mount Carmel':

Our Lady appeared to him, surrounded by a multitude of angels, holding in her hand a Scapular. She said: “This is a sign for you and a privilege for all Carmelites: whoever dies in this garment will be preserved from eternal flames.” And she gave Simon the Scapular.

In Le scapulaire du Mont-Carmel (The Scapular of Mount Carmel), Editions Traditions Monastiques, March 1997

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