Scapular of Mount Carmel

Scapular of Mount CarmelAlso known as

  • brown scapular


The best-known of the scapulars. It is the badge of the Confraternity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. It is brown in color, and often ornamented with pictures, which, however, are not essential. It owes its origin to Saint Simon Stock, an English Carmelite. Originally the investing in this scapular was restricted to the Carmelite Order, but now any priest having ordinary faculties in a diocese can invest in it. The formula now in use was prescribed by Pope Leo XIII in 1888.

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MLA Citation

  • “Scapular of Mount Carmel”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 July 2015. Web. 7 October 2015. <>