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12 Keys to Using the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Joseph Pronechen A window at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Middletown, New York, depicts Our Lady appearing to St. Simon Stock in 1251 in Aylesford, England, to give him the Brown Scapular.

According to tradition, the scapular, as it is now known, was given by the Virgin Mary herself to St. Simon Stock on July 16, 1251.