Red Scapular of the Passion

Red Scapular of the PassionAlso known as

  • Scapular of the Passion (red)


This scapular owes its origin to a series of apparitions of Jesus Christ to a Sister of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul in 1846 in which He showed the sister a scapular, and promised to all who should wear it on every Friday a great increase of faith, hope, and charity. It was approved and indulgences were granted to its wearers by Pope Pius IX on 25 June 1847. Priests of the Mission (Lazarists) were given the faculty of blessing the scapular and investing the faithful with it; the Superior-General can communicate the faculty of blessing and investing with this scapular to other regular or secular priests. This scapular and its bands are of red woolen material. On one half is a picture of Our Crucified Lord with the implements of His Passion and the words “Holy Passion of Jesus Christ, Save Us”; on the other are represented the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, and above these a cross with the inscription: “Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, protect us.”

MLA Citation

  • “Red Scapular of the Passion”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 November 2016. Web. 2 March 2021. <>