Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
The Catholic scapular is a large, cloth shoulder covering worn by many Catholics. It has two small, square pieces of cloth connected by strings, one in the front and one in the back. The scapular is a symbol of the Christian faith and has a long history. The name scapular comes from the Latin word “scapula,” meaning shoulder.
The scapular originated in the 12th century as a large, cloth shoulder covering worn by monks and other religious professionals. Over time, the scapular evolved into two small, square pieces of cloth connected by strings, one in the front and one in the back.
The Catholic scapular is a symbol of the Christian faith. It is said to have originated with the Irish saint, Saint Malachy, who lived in the 12th century. Saint Malachy is said to have had a vision in which he saw a scapular with the inscription “Crux Mihi Lux,” meaning “The Cross is my light.” Saint Malachy is said to have introduced the scapular to the Catholic Church.
The Catholic scapular is a popular symbol of the Christian faith. It is often worn by Catholics as a sign of their faith. The scapular is also said to have certain spiritual benefits, such as protection from danger and forgiveness of sins.
Despite its popularity, the Catholic scapular is not an official symbol of the Catholic Church. It is not mentioned in the Catholic Church’s official documents.
Pope Francis has spoken about the power of the rosary and how praying it can lead people to God. The rosary, a prayer consisting of a set of beads and a prayer, is often used by Catholics to pray for specific intentions.
Pope Francis said in a recent homily that the rosary is "a spiritual weapon against the devil." "The rosary is a weapon against the devil. If you want to fight him, recite the rosary," the pope said, according to a report by Catholic News Service.
Pope Francis also encourages Catholics to carry their scapulars, small pieces of cloth with an image of Mary, with them always. "These small scapulars are very important. You should not go anywhere without them," he said.
The pope has spoken about the power of the rosary and scapular before. In a homily in November 2014, he said that the rosary is "a way of being with Jesus, of being close to Jesus." "The rosary is a popular prayer, but it is also a doctrine of the faith. It is a way of being with Jesus, of being close to Jesus," he said.
The scapular is a Catholic symbol of faith that originates from the garment that Jesus wore when he was crucified. The scapular is a reminder of the saving power of Jesus' death and resurrection.