Purpose: To implore protection of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary and to promote memory of the Passion
Practices: Wear the scapular with intention to fulfill the purposes the scapular represents
Promises: Special graces of faith, hope and charity on Fridays to the wearer along with indulgences granted by the Church
This scapular owes its origin to a series of apparitions of Jesus
Christ to a Sister of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul, Sister Apolline
Andriveau, in 1846 in which He showed the sister a red scapular.
Promises: To all who should wear it on every Friday a great increase of faith, hope, and charity.
It was approved and indulgences were granted to its wearers by Pope
Pius IX in 1897. Priests of the Mission (Lazarists) were given the
faculty of blessing the scapular and investing the faithful with it; the
Superior-General can communicate the faculty of blessing and investing
with this scapular to other regular or secular priests.