Blue Scapular of the Immaculate Conception
- Item #: SC1003M
100% Wool Hand-made in the USA with an 18" brown cord. Includes crucifix and St. Benedict medals. Made to last!
In the year 1605, Our Lady appeared to a holy maiden by the name of Ursula Benincasa. Our Lady held her Divine Infant in her arms and said, "Hearken to the words of my Divine Son, Whom thou hast chosen for thy Spouse." The Infant Jesus commanded Ursula to found a new order bearing the name of the Theatine Nuns in honor of the Immaculate Conception. He promised special graces to all those who would join the order. In her charity, Ursula pleaded fervently to the Mother of Mercy to extend these gracious promises to all the faithful who would wear a blue Scapular, honor the Immaculate Conception, and fulfill the duties of their state of life. Her prayer was granted, and she immediately beheld a great multitude of angels busily engaged in distributing this Blue Scapular among the faithful.
"And let it be remembered," said St. Alphonsus Liguori, "besides any particular indulgences, there are granted to the scapular of the Immaculate Conception, all indulgences granted to any religious order, pious place or person."
433 PLENARY INDULGENCES:
"And particulary (while wearing the Blue Scapular or the Five-Fold Scapular), by reciting the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be,--six times--in honor of the Most Holy Trinity and of The Immaculate Mary, are gained each time...433 Plenary indulgences, besides the temporal, which are innumerable." These can be applied to souls in Purgatory. (From "The Glories of Mary", unrevised version, by St. Alphonsus Liguori)