Enrollment in the Brown Scapular

After proper enrollment in the Scapular, a person need not have subsequent scapulars blessed. Once enrolled you are enrolled until death. A Scapular Ritual for Priests, with the prayers of enrollment, is found below:

Priest: Show us, O Lord, Thy mercy.
Respondent: And grant us Thy salvation.

Priest: O Lord, hear my prayer.
Respondent: And let my cry come unto Thee.

Priest: The Lord be with you.
Respondent: And with your spirit.

Priest: Let us pray.

O Lord Jesus Christ, Savior of mankind, by Thy right hand sanctify ✟this (these) Scapular(s) which Thy servant(s) will devoutly wear for love of Thee and of Thy Blessed Mother, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, so that through Her intercession (he) (she) (they) may be protected from the wickedness of evil spirits, and persevere in Your grace until death. You Who live and reign forever and ever. Amen.

The priest then sprinkles the Scapulars with Holy Water. Then he places the Scapular over the shoulders of each person being enrolled — a woolen piece of the Scapular in the front, the other piece in the back, and says the following for each person:

Receive this blessed Scapular, and ask the Most Holy Virgin that by Her merits it may be worn with no stain of sin, protect you from all harm and bring you to everlasting life. Amen.

After placing each Brown Scapular on each person being enrolled, the priest continues with the prayers for all:

By the power granted to me, I admit you to a share in all the spiritual works performed with the merciful help of Jesus Christ, by the religious of Mount Carmel, in the name of the Father and of the Son ✟and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

May Almighty God, Creator of Heaven and Earth, bless ✟you whom He has been pleased to receive into the Confraternity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. We beg Her to crush the head of the ancient serpent at the hour of your death and to obtain for you the palm and the crown of your everlasting inheritance. We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

The priest sprinkles those enrolled in the Scapular with Holy Water. If there is more than one person being enrolled then the priest uses the plural form of the enrollment formula. If the priest is simply blessing the Scapulars then he stops his prayer at the end of the prayer “Our Lord Jesus Christ, Savior of mankind... Amen”.


For Further Reading:

Procedure for the Blessing and Investiture of the Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

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