Feast of St. Simon Stock - May 16th and the beginning of Week for Knowledge of Mary - May 17-23
Today is the Sunday after Ascension but if this feast fell on any other day - it would be the Feast of St. Simon Stock for Carmelites - May 16th.
In the post-Vatican revision of the liturgical calendar, the memory of Simon Stock -- which was earlier celebrated with explicit mention of the vision -- was totally suppressed.
However, in 1979, a Spanish Carmelite monk fought to put it back and once again the Carmelites were permitted an optional memory on condition that no mention be made of the “ problematic scapular vision.”
How we need the promotion of the Brown Scapular now more than ever and it should be always promoted side by side with the Rosary as Sr. Lucia had stated. Our Lady came at the last vision of Fatima as Our Lady of Mt. Carmel with a Scapular. The last vision of St. Bernadette was July 16th, Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. Yet, we have bought the Freemasonic lies that it is no longer needed and should NEVER have been promulgated! WOW - the lies of the devil are rampant because it is efficacious at bringing souls back to God through the prayers and intercession of Our Good Queen and Mother....she sees her Scapular and she runs to help ---why? --- She is our perfect Mother with perfect love who wants our salvation! Why would anyone want to throw this sacramental away? Only an agent of Satan would!
The Devil to Father Velasco:
‘Take it off! Take off that Habit which snatches so many souls from us! All those clothed in it die piously and escape us!’ They then cried that three things particularly torment them: the first is the name of Jesus; the second the name of Mary; the third, the Scapular of Carmel.”
St. Alphonsus had a very special devotion to
Our Lady of Mount Carmel and while alive
wore his brown scapular faithfully. Many years
after his death his grave was opened; the
body and priestly vestments in which he was
buried had turned to dust! But his scapular
was found PERFECTLY INTACT! St. Alphonsus
Liguori's Brown Scapular is still miraculously
intact and on exhibit in his Monastery in Rome.
Regarding our Preparation for Total Consecration, we begin the Week for the Knowledge of Mary tomorrow and I will post under the Formation title, Consecration to Jesus Through Mary the information needed for this study.
May Our Lady of Mt. Carmel pray for us!
Good St. Simon Stock, pray for us!
Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!
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Bernadette Porter is a Traditional Catholic, a wife of 42 years with 6 adult home-schooled children and 6 grandchildren. A sincere devotion to Mary, the Mother of God leads me to want to share "The Church's best kept secret" - Mary!