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Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Both brown scapulars were perfectly intact! - A Moment with Mary







* June 3 – Our Lady of the Letter (Italy) - Saint Kevin * Both brown scapulars were perfectly intact! ----- A Moment with Mary --

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June 3 – Our Lady of the Letter (Italy) - Saint Kevin

Both brown scapulars were perfectly intact!

 

EspaƱol: Figura de la Virgen del Carmen de Chi...
Spanish: Figure of the Virgen del Carmen de Chile,. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Two great founders of Religious Orders, Saint Alphonsus Liguori, founder of the Redemptorists, and Saint John Bosco, founder of the Salesians, had a very special devotion to Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Both wore her Brown Scapular.

When they died, each was buried in his priestly vestments and scapular. Several years later, their graves were opened: the bodies and sacred vestments in which they were buried were reduced to dust, but the Brown Scapular that each was wearing was perfectly intact.


The Scapular of Saint Alphonsus is on display in his monastery in Rome; that of Saint John Bosco is visible in his museum in Turin.

Adapted from "Stories of the Brown Scapular" by Fr. Howard Rafferty, O. Carm., published by Aylesford, Darien, Illinois 

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