Rite of Blessing and Enrollment with the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Entry into the Order of the Brown Scapular is the first stage of entry into the AWOC Order of Carmelites — prior to entry into the our formal Novitiate program.
BLESSING AND ENROLLMENT OF THE BROWN SCAPULAR OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL
This rite may be performed by any priest or bishop at the end of our sacred liturgy.
CELEBRANT: IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AND OF THE SON, AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
C: SHOW US YOUR MERCY, O LORD
PEOPLE: AND GRANT US YOUR SALVATION
C: O LORD, HEAR MY PRAYER
P: AND LET MY CRY COME UNTO THEE.
C: THE LORD BE WITH YOU
P: AND ALSO WITH YOU
C: LET US PRAY
O LORD, JESUS CHRIST, SAVIOR OF THE HUMAN RACE, WITH YOUR RIGHT HAND SANCTIFY + THESE HABITS WHICH YOUR SERVANTS ARE TO WEAR DEVOUTLY OUT OF LOVE FOR YOU AND YOUR MOTHER, THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY OF MOUNT CARMEL, IN ORDER THAT THROUGH THE INTERCESSION OF THE SAME BLESSES MOTHER, THEY MAY BE DEFENDED FROM THE EVIL ONE AND MAY PERSEVERE IN YOUR GRACE UNTIL DEATH, WHO LIVES AND REIGNS, WORLD WITHOUT END, AMEN.
[sprinkle with Holy Water]
RECEIVE THESE BLESSED SCAPULARS AND PRAY THAT THE MOST HOLY VIRGIN MARY, THAT BY HER MERITS YOU MAY WEAR THEM WITHOUT STAIN AND THAT SHE MAY GUARD YOU FROM ALL ADVERSITY AND BRING YOU UNTO EVERLASTING LIFE.
[Priest places Scapular on individual saying:]
IN VIRTUE OF THE POWER GIVEN TO ME , I ADMIT YOU TO SHARE IN ALL THE SPIRITUAL GOODS WHICH THROUGH THE MERCIFUL ASSISTANCE OF JESUS CHRIST ARE PERFORMED BY THE RELIGIOUS OF MOUNT CARMEL. IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, + AND OF THE SON, AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, AMEN.
[people return to pews]
MAY ALMIGHTY GOD, THE CREATOR OF HEAVEN AND EARTH, BLESS YOU, HE WHO HAS CHOSEN TO ENROLL YOU IN THE CONFRATERNITY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY OF MOUNT CARMEL: WE IMPLORE HER TO CRUSH THE HEAD OF THE OLD SERPENT IN THE HOUR OF YOUR DEATH AND HELP YOU TO ATTAIN AT LAST UNTO THE PALM AND CROWN OF THE EVERLASTING INHERITANCE. THROUGH CHRIST OUR LORD, AMEN.