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Posted: March 18 2009 at 7:57pm | IP Logged Quote Maggie

Hi Ladies,

Please pardon my ignorance...I thought that if you just had a scapular blessed by a priest that that was ok? What is "enrollment"? Why is this necessary?

I feel so silly asking...I feel like I should know this!

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Posted: March 20 2009 at 1:24pm | IP Logged Quote gwendyt

I don't have any links at my fingertips for you, but just from my own experience, it is the person (not the scapular) that is "enrolled" - you make a profession or commitment to what wearing the scapular signifies/means - this is the key. Think of the scapular in its material form as a symbol of your commitment. Your scapular is blessed, but if you lose/break it or for some reason are without it, the promises attached to the scapular stay with you. You can simply buy another scapular to wear. Hope this helps.

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Posted: March 20 2009 at 2:23pm | IP Logged Quote Mackfam

Maggie - Wendy is exactly right. The enrollment follows the person, not the scapular.

I remembered this thread on scapulars that we discussed and I think it has some helpful information as well as resources for you to consider, Maggie.


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Posted: March 20 2009 at 2:32pm | IP Logged Quote stellamaris

Here'sa nice, short explanation of the brown scapular which explains the enrollment rite.

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