Saturday, May 16, 2009

Feast of St. Simon Stock

St. Simon Stock
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"In the year 1241, the Baron de Grey of England was returning from the Crusades in Palestine: he brought back with him a group of religious from the holy mountain of Carmel. Upon arrival, the baron generously presented the monks with a manor house in the town of Aylesford.

Ten years later, in that very place,there occurred the now-famous apparition of Our Lady to Saint Simon Stock. As the Holy Virgin handed Saint Simon the brown woolen Scapular, she spoke these words: This shall be the privilege for you and all Carmelites, that anyone dying in this habit shall not suffer eternal fire.

In time, the Church extended this magnificent privilege to all the laity who are willing to be invested in the Brown Scapular of the Carmelites, and who perpetually wear it..."

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