Monday, July 18, 2011

Pontiff Praises Wearing the Scapular

Pontiff Praises Wearing the Scapular
Asks Mother Mary to Wrap Us in Her Mantle
CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy, JULY 17, 2011 ( Benedict XVI today noted that the scapular is a "particular sign of union with Jesus and Mary."
"For those who wear it, it is a sign of filial abandonment to the protection of the Immaculate Virgin," he said. "In our battle against evil, may Mary our Mother wrap us in her mantle."
The Holy Father's praise of the scapular while he was greeting the Polish pilgrims brings to mind his predecessor's own devotion to the scapular.

Blessed John Paul II spoke about the sign on the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in 2003. The Polish Pontiff said: "Even I, from my youngest days, have worn around my neck the scapular of Our Lady and I take refuge with trust under the mantle of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus."

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