This is the great privilege of the Brown Scapular; whoever dies with it will receive sufficient graces for his salvation. The scapular is not a good-luck charm. Only the faithful servant of Mary who wears her badge with devotion, confiding in her intercession, will receive the grace of final perseverance. The Brown Scapular consists of two segments of brown wool-cloth. One’s first scapular received must be blessed by a priest. The ceremony can be performed any time during the year.
Lord Jesus Christ, Savior of the human race, sanctify✝by Thy right hand this habit, which is to be worn by Thy servant in love and devotion to Thee and to Thy blessed Mother, Our Lady of Mount Carmel. By her intercession may he be defended from the evil foe and persevere in Thy grace until death. We ask this Thee Who liveth and reigneth forever and ever.
Receive this blessed habit and call on the most holy Virgin,
that by her merits thou mayest wear it without stain; and
that she may guard thee from all evil and bring thee to life everlasting.
By the power granted me I receive thee as a partaker of all the
spiritual favors which, by the merciful help of Jesus Christ, are
enjoyed by the religious of the Order of Carmelites. In the name
of the Father, and of the Son, ✝ and of the Holy Ghost.
May Almighty God, Creator of heaven and earth, bless✝ thee;
He who graciously chose thee for the Confraternity of Our Lady
of Mount Carmel. We pray to her that in the hour of thy death she
will crush the head of the ancient serpent, so that thou mayest finally
possess the palm and crown of the everlasting inheritance.
Through Christ our Lord.