Divine Mercy Scapular

DivineMercyScapular.jpgA scapular (from Latin scapula, shoulder) is a length of cloth suspended both front and back from the shoulders of the wearer, that varies in shape, colour, size and style depending on the use to which it is being put, namely whether in Christian monasticism or in Christian devotion.
Various Catholic orders have their own scapular and the laity also can wear them as a sign of devotion. They are devotional objects designed to show the wearer’s pledge to a confraternity, a saint, or a way of life, as well as reminding the wearer of that promise. Many scapulae bear verses from scripture as well.
A scapular associated with a confraternity must be invested by an ordained representative of that group. A scapular associated with a mystery or devotion may simply be blessed by a priest and given to the wearer.
To the left is a scaular for Divine Mercy, which is one that I have.

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