Our Immaculate Queen, though free from the stain of every sin, nevertheless experienced death for a number of reasons: she wanted to imitate her Divine Son in every possible way; in addition, she died in order to merit for us poor sinners, a holy death such as she died, even the possibility of a peaceful, dormition-like-death. No wonder, then, she came down from Heaven to give us the Brown Scapular. With this Scapular, which gives us a share in Our Lady’s garment, she can make our passing from this world more peaceful, holy, and happy. Let us be sure to wear her Brown Scapular faithfully, which promises us a share in her happy death and gives our loved ones some assurance of our place in the life to come. Even with that assurance, however, we also know we can still offer our beloved dead some acts of love and kindness by hastening their release from Purgatory through our prayers and assistance. Let us also not take lightly those words with which we were clothed with this holy garment: “Receive this blessed Scapular and ask the most holy Virgin that, by her merits, it may be worn with no stain of sin and may protect you from all harm and bring you into everlasting life.” Our Lady always fulfills her promises if we only keep ours.
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