In the year 1251, Our Lady appeared to St. Simon Stock, a Carmelite. She handed him a brown woolen scapular and said, “This shall be a privilege for you and all Carmelites, that anyone dying in this habit shall not suffer eternal fire.” In time, the Church extended this magnificent privilege to all the laity who are willing to be invested in the Brown Scapular. True devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary consists in three things: Veneration, Confidence, and Love. By simply wearing the Scapular, we can tell her every moment of the day that we venerate her, love her and trust in her protection. Read more... Common questions about the Scapular
“The only scapulars I wear. Feels great and wears well. They are made so well with great attention to detail. This last order was my 3rd or 4th. Only because I work outside and I'm ruff on them because of my job. You can wash them to if they get all sweated up and they air dry fast. Plus, their beautiful. Thank you once again sisters.”
- Montague Bakasy
“I recently received the plain ceremonial scapular. What an wonderful sacramental! The wool is top quality, and the size lets me know it’s there – a constant reminder of the our Lord’s presence and our Mother’s protection. Thank you for such a fine product.”
- Ray, Third Order Carmelite
“I have to say that your scapulars are beautifully made, unlike any I’ve seen in a long time. The attention to detail in the brown scapular is a delight to be had, especially during these times of mass production.... Your scapulars are truly a blessing. I’ve given them to my family as gifts, and after telling them where they were made and by whom, each stopped and smiled, saying, ‘That’s wonderful.’ I concur completely.”
- Matt, New Jersey, USA
“There is simply no other substitute for this, the materials are soft on the skin and the quality of the workmanship is 110% better than anything else on the market. Don't be fooled by the others, get the original you won't be disappointed. For the Sisters of Carmel, may God bless you all for the work that you do and Thank you for my Brown Scapular. I know I'll be purchasing from here again.”
- Darren Neufeldt
“I think this is the third time I have ordered scapulars from the Sisters of Carmel. They do a wonderful job making these. They are so well-made. My husband works out in the heat and his tends to get dirty , so I have to wash it ever so often and it always comes out fine - never unsewn or raveled. They’re very well-made and very comfortable. I think they are perfect ! And I am happy to give them as gifts.”
- Mary A.
“The Sister make the most beautiful scapulars. They last for a long time. I had to get a new one due to a dying patient I was caring for who accepted mine. He was having difficulty in his last hours and he was a devout Catholic . He smiled when the scapular was placed on him by his daughter. She then placed it on herself once he passed and said it comforted her. I told her she could have it, it was Our Lady who brought us together. Thank you Sisters for the work you do.”
- Sharon F.
“We were in need of new scapulars, and after some disappointing experiences with cheaper versions, I decided to try these. They are perfect! They are absolutely lovely and the quality can't be beat. Don't waste your time or money on cheap substitutes.”
“The picture does not do this scapular justice....I just held it in my hand and was grinning from ear to ear. The very same day I went to the closest parish to have it blessed. When I showed the priest the scapular he said "wow this is a beautiful scapular". Thank you sisters for your great workmanship and quick delivery. May God continue to bless you each and every day! I will definitely be ordering more in the near future so that I can distribute to friends and family :)”
“I have never seen a scapular so simple and so beautiful: the Marian Symbol and the Carmelite Shield...and hand made, hand sewn - by the Sisters of Carmel themselves. The very order through which our Blessed Mother handed us this most powerful consecration to her Immaculate Heart! When you hold these for the first time you will know the Sisters have done something very special for all of us in how they make these. They are very strong. They last for a long time. My wife and I consecrated ourselves to the Blessed Mother with the scapular and it is transforming our lives in the most beautiful way. But better yet, our 21 year old daughter started wearing the scapular and then our 17 year old son! This caught us by happy surprise and we think the low, key beauty of this design helped with that. Thank you so much Dear Sisters.”
- Doug Lasm
“I had been looking for a replacement scapular. Every Catholic store I looked their scapulars were made in China. I decided to go to the source. Not only are they made in America but by wonderfully devoted Carmelite nuns. The quality is undeniable. The website was very easy to use. I received my product in less than a week and was kept apprised of where it was every step of the way. The price more than fair for such a quality product. I have already been referring everyone I know to this site. I hope to visit in person one day. I pray for all the nuns daily and appreciate all they do for our faith and for our Lord.”
- Athena B.