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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Scapular of the Immaculate Conception

A blue scapular, bearing on one part a picture of the Immaculate Conception, and on the other the name of Mary. Blessed Ursula Benicasa, foundress of the Order of Theatine Nuns, relates in her autobiography how the habit she and her sisters wear in honour of the Immaculate Conception was revealed to her in a vision. When Jesus promised great favours for her order, she begged the same graces for all the faithful who would devoutly wear a small sky-blue scapular in honour of the Immaculate Conception and for the conversion of sinners. Her prayer was answered, and she disseminated such scapulars after they had been blessed by a priest. This devotion bore such rich fruits that on January 30, 1671Pope Clement X expressly granted the faculty to bless and invest with this scapular. Pope Clement XI granted certain indulgences for the wearing of the scapular, succeeding popes increased the number, and the summary was approved by the Congregation of Indulgences first in 1845 and finally on August 26, 1882. Only the blue woollen cloth is essential and necessary. The scapular usually bears on one portion a symbolization of the Immaculate Conception and on the other the name of Mary.

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Entry for 'Scapular of the Immaculate Conception'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ncd/s/scapular-of-the-immaculate-conception.html. 1910.

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