Scapular, Medal or Cross: What Are You Wearing Today?

Scapular, Medal or Cross: What Are You Wearing Today?

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Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, who introduced the tradition of wearing a scapular.

Last week, Servant Books published a new book on the wearing of the Miraculous Medal.

My son rarely takes off a Confirmation cross given to him this past March.

And I wear a simple, wooden ring given to me while on a pilgrimage to Assisi.

Has the tradition of wearing holy and meaningful items grown in popularity especially among the young? Some of these expressions of Catholic devotion are called sacramentals. Learn more about sacramentals with this Catholic Update.

Who do you see wearing sacramental items these days? Are the young showing an increased interest?

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About the Author

Barbara Baker is Franciscan Media’s Director of marketing, sales and internet. She and her husband work with the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Family Life Office at their monthly pre-Cana weekends. Barbara spends too much time with her iPhone.
  • Bill Brandon

    Scapular, JMJ medal, Tau pin (OFS in initial formation — ~18 months to profession)

    • BarbaraKB

      Wonderful, Bill. Prayers for your profession!