Rorate Caeli

Church Suffering and the Sabbatine Privilege

As we focus on relieving the Church Suffering from their pain in Purgatory, let us not forget about our own potential suffering and the potential suffering of our children, and the easiest way to lesson that time: The Brown Scapular and the Sabbatine Privilege.

From Charity for the Suffering Souls (Rev. Nageleisen, 1895 A.D.): "...Mary gives those who wear the holy scapular and fulfill the conditions prescribed, as much assurance of their eternal salvation as can be obtained during mortal life ... 

"The Blessed Virgin, appearing to the Venerable Dominic of Jesus-Mary, addressed him thus: 'My son, though many wear my scapular, yet there are few that perform what is necessary to acquire the Sabbatine Privilege.' It was affirmed also by other supernatural revelations, that they who wear the scapular are released from Purgatory on the first Saturday after their death only on condition that they have fulfilled all the duties imposed thereby."

So, buy your Brown Scapular. Then have a Catholic priest officially enroll you in the Confraternity. And understand that the requirement is the daily recitation of the Little Office. However, every priest has the right to lessen that requirement, and most will allow a daily Rosary instead. You can learn more here

Last, our two key takeaways are: One, if you simply wear the Brown Scapular but are not enrolled and do not perform your daily duties, you are saved from eternal damnation, but you won't receive the Sabbatine Privilege. We're talking about spending possibly years, centuries or until the end of the world suffering in Purgatory, versus no longer than seven days.So get enrolled!

Below, please find the seventy-second posting of enrolled Souls of the Rorate Caeli Purgatorial Society. 

Priests: The Souls still need more of you saying Mass for them! Please email me to offer your services. There's nothing special involved -- all you need to do is offer a weekly or monthly TLM with the intention: "For the Souls enrolled in the Rorate Caeli Purgatorial Society."

How to enroll souls: please email me at and submit as follows: "Name, State, Country." If you want to enroll entire families, simply write in the email: "The Jones family, Ohio, USA". Individual names are preferred. Be greedy -- send in as many as you wish and forward this posting to friends as well. And please try to follow this formatting strictly. 
Please consider forwarding this Society to your family and friends, announcing from the pulpit during Holy Mass or listing in your church bulletin. We need to spread the word and relieve more suffering souls.

Please pray for the enrolled Souls and the 30 holy priests saying Traditional Masses for the Society:

"For all the souls enrolled in the Rorate Caeli Purgatorial Society: Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of all the Faithful departed rest in peace. Amen."

Then ...

Almighty and ever living God,
we ask Thy blessing upon the priests
who offer Masses for the Purgatorial Society.
Give them a greater awareness of the grace
that Thou dost pour out through the Sacraments,
and by their devout celebration of the Sacred Mysteries,
increase in them a love for Thee.
Give strength to Thy priests, O Shepherd of the flock;
when they are in doubt, give them the assurance of faith,
and in Thy goodness confirm them as heralds of Thy Truth
to all who seek to follow in Thy path.
We ask this through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Eternal Priest,
Who lives and reigns with Thee in the unity with the Holy Ghost,
God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Enrolled Souls of the Rorate Caeli Purgatorial Society:

NB: These are only the names from this week. The entire list is tens of thousands of souls long and cannot be reproduced week after week publicly. 

Marie Christine DeLisa-Trautmann, New York, USA
Cardinal Stanislaw Kazimierz Nagy, S.C.I.,Poland
Jose P. Ribas, Philippines
braham Safi, Sydney, Australia
Ibrahim Safi, Sydney, Australia
Wadih Nehme, Sydney, Australia
Marina Nehme, Sydney Australia
Alice Safi, Beirut, Lebanon
Janette Safi, Beirut, Lebanon
S. Bradford McRickard, Pennsylvania, USA
Mifsud and Dingli-Haber Families
Jean Stapleton, NY, USA
David Barnes, WI, USA
Earl Cox, WI, USA
Timothy Curtiss, WI, USA
Richard Daly, WI, USA
Francisco Espinosa, WI, USA
Frankie Giampietro, WI, USA
Celso Ilang, WI, USA
Gary, Jensen, WI, USA
James Kempf, WI, USA
Harriet Kilkelly, WI, USA
Lee Kozie Sr., WI, USA
Martha Meyer, WI, USA
Norma Muller, WI, USA
Don Smith, WI, USA
Kathryn Turco, WI, USA
John Zdanowicz, WI, USA
Fr. Andrew Greeley, Illinois, USA
Jean Stapleton, New York, USA
Vollis Simpson, North Carolina, USA
Frank Piccolo, Ontario, Canada
Tim Samaras, Co., USA
Paul Samaras, Co., USA
Carl Young, Co., USA
Judith Burkum IL USA
Jerome E Menig IL USA
Donald J Menig IL USA  
Jeffrey R Menig IL USA
Bertha Trigilio, USA
Ward Henery Mottern
Hazel Ruth Mottern
Dan Hickey
Dillion McFarland
Floyd Kline
Charles Moore
Mary Verna Moser
Job Reed
John Harris
John Harris Jr.
Jospeh Moore
Jospeh Moore Jr.
Elizabeth Jump
Peggy Grimsom
Vincent & Geraldine Malone, New York, USA
Gerard Malone, New York, USA
Edward Mack, New York, USA
Eugene Beglane, New York, USA
Thomas Beglane, New York, USA
Patrick & Delia Beglane, New York, USA
Emil & Alice Mack, New York, USA
William & Ellen Malone, New York, USA
Edward Beglane, New York, USA
All Deceased Members of the Malone Family, New York, USA
All Deceased Members of the Mack Family, New York, USA
All Deceased Members of the Beglane Family, New York, USA
All Deceased Members of the Toal Family, New York, USA
Jean Cassese, New York, USA
Joe Behe (aka 'Liam Ronan'), County Cork, Ireland
Reverend Dominique Lagneau, Hautes-Alpes, France
Reverend Andrew Greeley, IL, USA
Louise Alexander, WI, USA
Linda Boyington, WI, USA
Robert Brannon, WI, USA
John Caporaso, WI, USA
Margaret Chiappetta, WI, USA
Rebecca Crouse, WI, USA
Gary Doerflinger, WI, USA
Bernice Dosemagen, WI, USA
Chester Eisenhauer, WI, USA
Rochelle Greco, WI, USA
Diane Hagan-Roberto, WI, USA
Gerald Hornacek, WI, USA
Donald Jensen, WI, USA
Sylvia Lopez, WI, USA
Paul Malko Jr., WI, USA
  Harold Martinek, WI, USA
Dorothy and ELmer Matzur, WI, USA
Wayne Merfeld, WI, USA
Josephine Moore, WI, USA
Kenneth Nephew, WI, USA
Thomas Oas, WI, USA
Lorraine Pelt, WI, USA
Pauline Ruiz, WI, USA
Leslie Salerno, WI, USA
John Salisbury, WI, USA
Thomas Snowtala, WI, USA
Vita Strobbe, WI, USA
Sandra Neff Wile, WI, USA
Tango family, Louisiana, USA
Tango family, Copenhagen, Denmark
Messersmith family, Minneasota, USA
Messersmith family, Washington, USA
McTaggart family, Texas, USA
Fr. Coverdale OP
Fr. McClay OP
Frs. Masterson OP
Frs. Della Pinta OP
Fr. Harvey OP
Fr. Baker SJ
Fr. Heelan SJ
Chien family, Connecticut, USA
Kandel family, New York, USA
Bishop Caioullet, Louisiana, USA
Bishop Greco, Mississippi, USA
Bishop Perry, Louisiana, USA
Bishop Tracy, Louisiana, USA
Bishop Ott, Louisiana, USA
Msgr. Reynolds, Louisiana, USA
Msgr. Halpine, Oklahoma, USA
Maritano family, Torino, USA
Perry family, Texas, USA
Ben Caraway, Texas, USA
Greg Wilcom, Texas, USA
Mark Reuter, Texas, USA
Zamecki family, Texas, USA
Lund family, Louisiana, USA
Jebby Stuart, Louisiana, USA
Felipe Gustavo de Almeida Maciente, São Paulo, Brazil
Vicente de Oliveira, São Paulo, Brazil
Maria das Dores Sampaio, São Paulo, Brazil
Augusta Amélia Ribeiro, São Paulo, Brazil
Rute Maria Campos Chad, São Paulo, Brazil
Ambrósio Sampaio de Almeida, São Paulo, Brazil
Claes Weibull and Anita Weibull, Sweden
Fr. Andrew Greeley, Il, USA
Bill Reid, British Columbia, Canada
Julia Law, Pennsylvania, USA
Dioselina Buenrostro, Washington, USA
Gabriel Ochoa, Washington, USA
Yesenia Ochoa, Washington, USA
Sandra Ochoa, Washington, USA
Joanne L. Johansson, Kelowna, B.C.   Canada.
Mr and Mrs. A.  Rainville and family, ON, Canada
Anna Ogren, WI, USA
The Giroux family Ontario, Canada
The Belanger family Ontario, Canada
Ken Oka, California, USA
Terry Emes, Alberta, Canada
Walter Besaw and family and relatives and friends. NL Canada
Mary Besaw and family and relatives and friends.  AB Canada
Mr.and Mrs. Martin Duffenais and family and relitves and friends.  NL Canada
Mr and Mrs. Gus O'Gorman and family and relitives.  NL Canada
Joseph Hynes and family and relitives and friends. NL Canada
Mr and Mrs. George Peters and Family and Relitives and friends. NL Canada
Father Edward McCarty.   AB Canada
Josehp Leduc and family and relatives and friends.  AB  Canada
Paul Felix and Family, Relatives and Friends.  NL  Canada
Robert Smith.   NL  Canada
Bobby Denise.   NL Canada
Walker.    AB Canada
Father Michael Murphy.  NL  Canada
Father Desmond McGarth.  NL  Canada
Father Bernard Doyon.   Quebec, Canada
1Mr and Mrs Leo Rivet and Family and Relatives and friends  ON Canada
Paul   Ab  Canada
Mal  N.S  Canada
Father Proulx   ON  Canada
Father Robert   Quebec, Canada
Father Vieilleux  Quebec, Canada
Father Kevin U.S.A
Father David Kelly  ON, Canada
Diane Besaw  NL, Canada
Mr and Mrs Thomas Hynes  NL, Canada
Father Adrien Lambert  ? France
G. Carrierie   ON, Canada
R. Beauregard    ON, Canada
R. Charboneau   ON, Canada
Fred Wall   ON, Canada
J.P  Boudreau   ON, Canada
R. Duhene  ON, Canada
R. Ross  On, Canada
Gaston Rainville and Relatives.   ON,Canada
Jules and Luc Guene  and Family and relatives.  ON, Canada
Rose Rivet  ON, Canada
Mr and Mrs. Rene Beauregard  ON,Canada
Marcel Boutin  ON, Canada
M. Bolduc  ON, Canada
Fred Larocque  ON, Canada
Mr and Mrs. Romuald Gelinas  ON,Canada
Mr and Mrs. Roger Dupuis and families.  ON, Canada
E. St. George and Family   ON, Canada
Mr and Mrs. P. Paquette and families.    ON,Canada
Mr and Mrs. A. Paquette and famlies.   ON, Canada
S. Guareaux and famlies    ON, Canada
Mr and Mrs Levac and daughter.   ON,Canada
Mr and Mrs. S. Morin and famlies.   ON,Canada
Janice Rodemacher Moore, Texas, USA
Haynes Johnson, Maryland, USA
Ed Shaughnessy, California, USA
Shak Pershey, North Carolina, USA
Couture family Alberta Canada
Elisa B. Antonio, Ilocos Sur, Philippines
Antwan Sloan, Kansas, USA
Ines Duncan, Kansas, USA
Debbie Sue Bishop, Kansas, USA
Ralph Bishop, Kansas, USA
Grace Trotter, Kansas, USA
Ray Trotter, Kansas, USA
Erin O'Donnell, Kansas, USA
Shannon Daugherty, Kansas, USA
Gregory Martell, Kansas, USA
Evelyn Sulzen, Kansas, USA
Bernadine Martell, Kansas, USA
Audencia Martell, Kansas, USA
Henton Bryant, Kansas, USA
Francis Sulzen, Kansas, USA
Teresa Prudhomme, Kansas, USA
John Trausch, Kansas, USA
Mary Caraher, Kansas, USA
Dean Crist, Kansas, USA
Susan Sholander, Kansas, USA
Carol Waters, Kansas, USA
Martell family, Kansas, USA
Bishop family, Kansas, USA
Sulzen family, Kansas, USA
Waters family, Kansas, USA
Coon family, Kansas, USA
Sallee family, Kansas, USA
Nellie Young, Kansas, USA
Young family, Kansas, USA
Lester Young, Kansas, USA
Sr. Leo Marie Cooper, Kansas, USA
Declan Brown, Kansas, USA
Wilfrido Q. Villar, Philippines
Manuel Tirona Lim, Philippines
Fredrick Basil Marshall, British Columbia, Canada
Albert James Castanelli, British Columbia, Canada
Ryan Todisco, New York, USA
Marvin Todisco, New York, USA
John McLean, New York, USA
Elizabeth Crofoot, New York, USA
William Crofoot, New York, USA
Jozef Mucka, Nova Dedinka, Slovakia
Beverley Campbell, Alberta, Canada
Lee Rigby, United Kingdom
Rosemarie Gatan, Metro Manila, Philippines
Harold Long, British Columbia, Canada
Margaret Archibald, Alberta, Canada
Rosetta Valenza, Missouri, USA
Carmelo Valenza,Missouri , USA
Marina Valenza, Missouri , USA
Gaetano Valenza, Missouri ,USA
Rosaria Valenza, Missouri , USA
Angela Ceresia, Missouri , USA
Vincent Ceresia, Missouri , USA
Wylla Munsell, Missouri , USA
Carlyle Munsell, Missouri , USA
Joseph Daus, Missouri , USA
Edith Daus, Missouri , USA
Fina Williams, Missouri, USA
Rosetta Valenza, St.Louis, USA
Carmelo Valenza, St.Louis, USA
Marina Valenza, St.Louis, USA
Gaetano Valenza, St.Louis,USA
Rosaria Valenza, St.louis, USA
Angela Ceresia, St.Louis, USA
Vincent Ceresia, St.Louis, USA
Wylla Munsell, St.Louis, USA
Carlyle Munsell, St.Louis, USA
Joseph Daus, St.Louis, USA
Edith Daus, St.Louis, USA
Dominique Venner, France
John Peters Family, Canada, Holland
Al Koloc Family, Florida,USA
Fran Dunphy, IL, USA
James & Mary Ann Keegan, IL, USA
Walter VonBraunsberg -  Illinois – USA
Elizabeth VonBraunsberg
Elijah Harper, Manitoba, Canada
Harold Zander, Alberta, Canada
Marco A. Garcia
Jose P. Garcia
Ildefonsa Ponce
Jose Luis Ponce
Raul Moreno
Mr. & Mrs. Blas Ceballos
Adrian Hernandez
Carmen & Ramona Moreno
Daniel P. Linnell, Sr.: Massachusetts, USA
Andrew Csanadi, Victoria, Australia
Alex Sokoloff, Victoria, Australia
Jayden Parsons, Victoria, Australia
John O'Brien, Victoria, Australia
Diane White, Victoria, Australia
The Skodras Family, Indiana, USA
The Forsey Family, Indiana, USA
The Pratt Family, Indiana, USA
Monsignor William Schooler, Indiana, USA
Father Terry Coonan, Indiana, USA
Bishop Rhoades, Indiana, USA
Bishop D'arcy, Indiana, USA
The Hoy Family, Indiana, USA
The Herring Family, Indiana/Florida, USA
The O'Hannigan Family, Indiana, USA
The Seida Family, Indiana, USA
The Peterson Family, Indiana, USA
The Kleva Family, Indiana, USA
Daisy Hontiveros Avellana, Metro Manila, Philippines
Ruben Pizarro Espejo- Santiago-Chile
Anibal Pizarro Olivares- Coquimbo-Chile
María Espejo Nuñez- Coquimbo-Chile
Laura Avilés Cerda- Ovalle-Chile
Edmundo Jofré Ortiz -Ovalle-Chile
María Lorca Avilés - Ovalle-Chile
Rebeca Espejo Nuñez - Coquimbo-Chile
Amaranta Espejo Nuñez - Coquimbo –Chile
Rene Brimo, Montreal Canada
Fr. Scott Carroll, Ohio, USA
Eugene Gawle, Jr. IL, USA
Bernard I. Wawrzyniak, IL, USA
Rowena Linda C. Ortiz, Texas, USA
Rowena Erlyne O. Galbo, Sultan Kudarat, Philippines
Sr. Rowena Antonietta C. Ortiz, MIC, San Juan, Philippines
Jose P. Guiang, Pangasinan, Philippines
Pasciencia S. Guiang, Pangasinan, Philippines
The Ortanez Family, New York City, USA
The Furog Family, Capiz, Philippines
Crispina Furog, Capiz, Philippines
Gaudencio Furog, Capiz, Philippines
Carmen Ballena, New York City, USA
William Koller Sr., Long Island, USA
Sarah Koller, Long Island, USA
Thomas Bartus, MI, USA
Br. Vincent Reyes, MI, USA
Br. Leo Wollenweber, MI, USA
Evelyn Medley, Kentucky, USA
Florence Hummell
Harold Hummell
Magdalena Hopfinger
Joseph Hopfinger
Giulio Andreotti, Rome, Italy
Bronisława Iwanicka, Poland
Anzo Tonelli Ma. USA
Alberta Hebert, Louisiana, USA
Camella Hebert, LA, USA
Robbie Dodge, LA, USA
Jacob Cramer, LA, USA
Magdalena Cramer, LA, USA
Leland Hebert, Sr., LA, USA
Hilda Hebert, LA, USA
Jake Cramer, LA, USA
Lawrence Doucet, LA, USA
All of the Hebert and Cramer families
Celia Munoz Badiozzamani, Texas, USA
Merrill & Dolores Tolene, Michigan, USA
Robert Poli, Michigan, USA
Vincent & Antonia DeVito, Michigan, USA
Amos & Mary Turchi, Michigan, USA
Edward & Denise Savoie, Michigan, USA
Mario& Marianna Mian, Michigan! USA
Fernand Savoie, Michigan, USA
Antonio Munoz, Texas, USA
George and Mairin O'Toole, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
George and Aine Heron, Dublin, Ireland
The O'Toole clan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
Harry and Alice Devlin, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.
Members of the Heron family and branches, Dublin, Ireland
Frederik van Ommen Kloeke, Calgary, Canada
Willem and Mia van Ommen Kloeke, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Vera Dunkey, Calgary, Canada
Svetlana Yakusheva, St Petersburg Region, Russia
The Leonard Goldsmith Family, New York, USA
Alfred Becker, Missouri, USA
Sebastian Becker, Missouri, USA
Margaret Becker, Nebraska, USA
A.K. Becker, Nebraska, USA
Agatha Becker, Nebraska, USA
John MacGuire, Nebraska, USA
Lucille MacGuire, Nebraska, USA
Ray MacGuire, Nebraska, USA
Edith Calovich, Kansas, USA
Robert Calovich, Kansas, USA
Francie Sticak, KS, USA
Ehlen Family, KS, USA
DeMoss Family, KS, USA
Manuele Zappitelli, St Paulo, Brazil.
Mariangelo Zappitelli, St Paulo, Brazil.
Anna Maria Ribeiro de Oliveira, St Paulo, Brazil.
Serafim Ribeiro de Oliveira, St Paulo, Brazil.
José Cardoso de Souza, St Paulo, Brazil.
Maria Joaquína Sanches Ramos, St Paulo, Brazil.
Familia Sanches Ramos. , St Paulo, Brazil.
Gilda Cardoso de Souza, St Paulo, Brazil.
Haydée Cardoso de Lima, St Paulo, Brazil.
Adalberto Cardoso de Lima, St Paulo, Brazil.
Anésio Cardoso de Souza, St Paulo, Brazil.
Walter Ribeiro de Oliveira, St Paulo, Brazil.
Eleanor Florence Dewey, St Paulo, Brazil.
Cristina Mucciarone Zappitelli, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Immacolata Concetta, Taddeio, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Antonino Zappitelli, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Luigi Gino Zappitelli, Dryden, Ontario, Canada.
Mariuccia Zappitelli, Dryden, Ontario, Canada.
Erminio Zappitelli, Montreal Quebec, Zappitelli.
Michele, Zappitelli, Pas des Lanciers, Marseille, France
Carmine Zappitelli, Cantalupo del Sannio, Isernia, Italia.
Elvira Zappitelli, Cantalupo del Sannio, Isernia, Italia.
Elvira Monaco, Montecassino, Italia.
Maria Stella Zappitelli, Montecassino, Italia.
Francis Zappitelli, Pas des Lancier, Marseille, France.
José Felix Urbina, St Paulo, Brazil.
Pasquotto Family Rio Grande do Sul Brazil
Durgante Family Rio Grande do Sul Brazil
Karps Family São Paulo Brazil
Tim Bosma, Upper Canada, Canada
Donald Winslow, Minnesota, USA
Genevieve Winslow, Minnesota, USA
Don Ray Winslow Jr., Minnesota, USA
Amanda Winslow, Minnesota, USA
Don Ray Winslow Sr.,  Minnesota, USA
LeRoy Dubeau, Oregon, USA
Selma Dubean, Oregon, USA
Lavona Rice, Minnesota, USA
Milton Rice, Minnesota, USA
Edith Klima, Minnesota, USA
Lawrence Klima, Minnesota, USA
Glen Winslow, Minnesota, USA
Beverly Winslow, Minnesota, USA
Vera Diener, Minnesota, USA
Cornelia Stransky Asunción  Paraguay
Juan Casazola, Sucre, Bolivia
Tula Mendoza, Sucre, Bolivia
Jones family of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
McCarthy family of Glasgow and Cumbernauld, Scotland
The Chow Family, Houston, Texas
The Liem Family, Singapore
Peter Worthington, Ontario, Canada
Mary Martin, Donegal, Ireland
Aimee Meehan, Donegal, Ireland
Annie Murray, Donegal, Ireland
Frank Murray, Middlesex, England
Dorothy Cherry, Surrey, England
Agnes Boxall, Middlesex, England
Henry Boxall, Middlesex, England
Tony Nicolaides, Surrey, England
Lucy Conforti Harden, SC, USA
Peggy Conforti Shea, Iowa, USA
Wenceslas Shea, Iowa, USA
Shirley Leacock, ChristChurch, Barbados
Sylvester Leacock, ChristChurch, Barbados
Cecily Nurse, NY, USA
Monica Harwood, ChristChurch, Barbados
Alba Reagan, TX, USA
Marie Drinkard, SC, USA
Frantisek and Zuzana Mucka, Slovakia, Europe
Eugene T. Pojar, Iowa, USA
Neil Murphy,New York,USA
Maureen Murphy,New York,USA
Eileen O'Brien,New York,USA
Thomas O'Brien,New York,USA
Kathleen O'Brien,New York,USA
Thomas Sullivan,New York,USA
Elizabeth Sullivan,New York,USA
Jack Tierney,New York,USA
Emmett Finnegan,New York,USA
Harriet Finnegan,New York,USA
Cornelius Murphy,New York,USA
Agnes Murphy,New York,USA
Monica Schmelzinger, New York,USA
Gilbert Schmelzinger,New York,USA
Michael Schmelzinger,Virginia,USA
Sean Mayher,Virginia,USA
Christine Allen,California,USA
Jack Vogl, New York,USA
Patrick Robb,New York, USA
Anna Anderson,New York,USA
Donald Divine,New York,USA


Dan Hunter said...

Absolutely Beautiful!

What great Mercy of Our Mother!

Adfero said...

One may also want to try and die at 11:59 p.m. on a Friday! :)

Our Lady is good.

Dan Hunter said...


Deo Volente.

Edward More said...

I hope that all Catholics will consecrate themselves to Our Lady through the scapular! As regards the Sabbatine privilige, it looks like there is some confusion as to the authenticity of the alleged apparition of Our Lady to John XXII (or at the very least the papal bull of John XXII). Anyone know the official church position on the Sabbatine privilige?

Adfero said...

The Sabbatine Privilege is not on the Manual because it's not an indulgence. The Privilege came directly from Our Lady, is a devotion, and is not an indulgence.

The Privilege was approved by Pope John XXII and confirmed by several popes. It has not, and cannot be abrogated, just like the First Saturday devotion or First Friday devotion, and the promises associated with them, cannot be abrogated.

And please no links to bloggers who say they can. They know not what they speak of.

Liam Ronan said...

I am justly rebuked.

Adfero said...

Liam, don't take it personally, there's a lot of nonsense out there from modernists who HATE or don't care to understand devotions like this.

For example, go to the link you sent me. Then read the story and follow the link he provides to read more information. Once on that page, if he would have taken more than five seconds to read on, he'd see his own source contradicts his main point, and that it's a devotion and not an indulgence.

How someone can so carelessly dismiss Our Lady with so little, and poor, research is beyond me.

Liam Ronan said...

no offense taken my friend, I assure you. I have worn the brown scapular since being 'vested' with it at my First Holy Communion in 1957.

Adfero said...

That's awesome!

Liam Ronan said...

awesome maybe my brother in Christ Jesus, but most likely a miracle of grace. God Bless the priests and nuns of St. Joseph's School, Sharon, Pennsylvania for their patient indulgence with such an obtuse soul delivered into their hands.

Adfero said...

Liam, my father went to that school! I drove by it last weekend while visiting my parents and I was born in Sharon General.

Pulex said...

Thank you very much for this information. Which bulls of John XXII and his successors you refer to. It would be good to look into the sources? Also, is any approved version of the Little Office of BVM good for this, since there are slight variations (Roman, Carthusian, Brigittine)?

JB said...

Wait didn't Vatican II do away with all that "devotional" stuff???

I have a question: can a person wearing the miraculous medal be as confident about supernatural benefits as someone who wears the scapular?

Dan Hunter said...



Different sacramental.

Adfero said...

The name of the bull is Sacratissimo uti culmine of John XXII, 3 March, 1322.

Liam Ronan said...

Amazing! Perhaps your father was a classmate of mine?

Adfero said...

Liam, he was born in 43 so no, but I think you were classmates with my aunt. Wish I could give you more but it would give me away!

Garrett said...

I have to admit the idea that merely wearing an item, even be it a Brown Scapular, will ensure one's eternal salvation is ridiculous to me. Offensive, even, since simply wearing it doesn't ensure any sort of change in behavior or attitude for the Christian.

Antoniette said...

This is why my church was built in 1884. The original Shrine to Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Manhattan,on 116 street. We are now blest with a great new pastor. We will be having our novenas begin on July 6, a solemn tridentine mass, at midnight between the15 and 16 and a full tridentine pilgrimage on the 20. When Popo Pius X ordered our Madonna crowned in 1904, he also granted a plenary indulgence for visits to the Shrine and usual prayers between July 6 and the 26.

Adfero said...

Garrett, this apparition is Church approved. You may want to reconsider public comments that are disparaging of Our Lady and must infuriate her Son.

It's not the wearing of a piece a cloth that saves you -- it's the love, respect and faith in Our Lady that saves you from falling into mortal sin.

Adfero said...

Since I needed a new one anyway, I just went to the local Opus Dei store -- by no means a center for radical traditional thinking!

In the pamphlet that accompanied the Brown Scapular they sold me, and entire page dedicated to the Sabbatine Privilege.

Dan Hunter said...


Our Ladys quote to St Simon Stock, who she entrusted the Brown Scapular to, is as follows:

“Take this Scapular, it shall be a sign of salvation, a protection in danger and a pledge of
peace. Whosoever dies wearing this Scapular shall not suffer eternal fire.” This is Mary’s
promise made July 16, 1251 to Saint Simon Stock.

And the Church approved this.

Garrett said...

Adfero said: "Garrett, this apparition is Church approved."
- I am aware of that. The Novus Ordo is also approved.

Adfero said: "You may want to reconsider public comments that are disparaging of Our Lady and must infuriate her Son."
- I am not of the opinion that stating that the idea that simply wearing an item will get on automatically into Heaven is infuriating to Jesus. Let's not be overly melodramatic.

Adfero said: "It's not the wearing of a piece a cloth that saves you -- it's the love, respect and faith in Our Lady that saves you from falling into mortal sin."
- I wholeheartedly agree with that statement! That was my point, really...

Dan Hunter said: "...And the Church approved this."

Surely you are not saying that a belief in this (or any other apparition) is required in order to be a Catholic? One may choose, or choose not to, believe in the apparitions of Fatima, Lourdes, etc. etc., regardless of whether the Church "approves" the apparition. I happen to believe in Fatima and Lourdes, but it is most certainly not required of me nor of anyone else.

Back to my original point: the words of Our Lady seem to indicate that merely wearing the Brown Scapular ensures one's salvation, i.e. nothing else is added to this requirement (e.g. "you must act in such and such a way, you must do x,y,z," or even "wearing this will change your behavior etc". It just seems odd and counterintuitive since we know scapulars are not magic talismans.

Adfero said...

Garrett, while technically one does not have to believe an approved apparition, as a very well-respected FSSP priest explained to me, you better have a pretty dramatic reason not to. It's not just something you can, on a whim, choose not to believe because the Church has approved it and Our Lady has said it.

You should give more consideration to why you don't believe it. And talk to a traditional priest about it.

New Catholic said...

Even if one does not believe, which you are right, Garrett, is fine in a "strict sense", why become an "apostle of unbelief"? Keep the unbelief to yourself, and ask for the spiritual advice of a traditional priest.


Dan Hunter said...

"I am aware of that. The Novus Ordo is also approved."


Yes, and...?

Are you calling the Blessed Virgin Mary a liar?

Liam Ronan said...

This Friday is the Feast of the Sacred Heart here in Ireland and Saturday, of course, is the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. May the twin Feasts inspire greater love among us.

Sancte Alphonsus said...

Let us also note that Our most beautiful and Blessed Mother reiterated the importance of the scapular devotion for our times during one of the most extraordinary miracles recorded in post-biblical times, the miracle of the sun at Fatima, where She briefly appeared as Our Lady of Mt. Carmel holding the infant Jesus in one hand and the brown scapular in the other.

Garrett, I mean you no offense at this but your objections to the brown scapular are very basic ones - ones in which converts ask a lot about. There is more than enough information online which makes the distinctions you ask about and answers the questions you have.

Donatus Justin said...

I wish to say the prayer in Latin, please provide the translation in Latin. Thank you.

Tom Policinski said...

Quite honestly, I'm tired of this modernist idea of simply dismissing Church approved apparitions. This notion is utterly foreign to traditional Catholic thought, and is borne out of the individualistic and entitlement culture we now have. People feel it is now a right to judge for themselves what fits their individual beliefs and sentiments. They believe they have a right to personally judge that which the Church has already passed judgment on. Furthermore, they feel that right is precious privilege they have as Catholics, which they should exercise as much as possible. This entitlement has deprived them of the graces as wisdom promised to ALL who adhere to such approved apparitions and devotions, not just the ones who "like" them. Finally, they have deprived the Church of the unified body of believers she once had; an international and intergenerational and family which literally prayed and believed, together.