Our Padre Pio Brown Scapulars are Very Popular
The brown scapular promise was given to St Simon Stock, a Prior General of the Carmelite Order, by the Blessed Virgin Mary. When the Blessed Mother appeared to St Simon Stock, she handed him the scapular and promised that Whosoever dies wearing this scapular (habit) will not suffer eternal fire.
The 1912 Catholic Encyclopedia states that a list of indulgences, privileges, and indults of the Scapular Confraternity of Mount Carmel was approved on July 4, 1908, by the Congregation of Indulgences. The Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship states the Brown Scapular is an external sign of the filial relationship established between the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother and Queen of Mount Carmel, and the faithful who entrust themselves totally to her protection, who have recourse to her maternal intercession, who are mindful of the primacy of the spiritual life and the need for prayer.