St. Joseph Scapular
The St Joseph scapular was approved for the Diocese of Verona by a Decree of the Congregation of Rites of 8 July, 1880. On 15 April, 1898, Leo XIII granted to the General of the Capuchins the faculty of blessing and investing the faithful everywhere with this scapular.
Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, protector of families & patron of fathers, St Joseph is also known as patron saint of workers and also chastity.
This scapular is to remind us of the virtues of St Joseph which are humility, modesty and purity; to remind us to pray to St Joseph, asking him to pray particularly for the Church; and to grant us a happy death.
The Scapular is made of 3 layers: Purple and yellow felt, and white leatherette embroidered with gold thread. It is secured by purple leatherette cord. The front is embroidered with the crusader cross, and on the back a simple depiction of the Holy Family.
There is a plenary indulgence for those who confess, receive Holy Communion and pray for the intentions of the Holy Father on the following feast days:
The day of investment of the scapular, 25 December , 1 January, 6 January, 2 February, 19 March, 25 March, Easter, Feast of the Ascension, 15 August, 8 September, 8 December, 3rd Sunday after Easter and at the time of death.
It is recommended also to say 5 Our Fathers, 5 Hail Mary's and 5 Gloria's before the Blessed Sacrament at these times.