How the Scapular Actually Works

Did you know there are different kinds of Scapulars? Most of us just think of the brown Carmelite Scapulars we wear around our necks, but religious orders have a history of wearing them as well—even the Dominican friars. Question is, why are they so important?

Today, Fr. Mark-Mary and Fr. Gregory Pine explain how scapulars actually work.

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Meet Fr. Mark-Mary

Father Mark-Mary was ordained as a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal (CFR) in 2018 and lives at a friary in the Bronx.

The mission of the CFRs is to wholeheartedly embrace Jesus through fidelity to the Church and her Sacraments. Paired with their commitment to prayer, contemplation, and study of Sacred Scripture, the CFRs serve those around them, especially the poor, in the footsteps of Christ.

Discover beautiful music from the CFRs and Fr. Mark-Mary’s book Habits for Holiness: Small Steps for Spiritual Progressboth available from Ascension.