The PURPLE SCAPULAR of Benediction and Protection


Q: Where did this Scapular come from and is this approved by the Catholic Church?


A:  The Scapular was shown in a vision on August 23, 1878 to the stigmatist and mystic Marie-Julie Jahenny (1850-1941).
The Scapular was shown to her resting on the Immaculate Heart of Mary.   Marie-Julie Jahenny was born on Coyault, but lived in La Fraudais, just a short distance north of Blain in Brittany France.  She was approved about three years before then by her local bishop in 1875, Bishop Fournier, bishop of Nantes.  A mystic does not need approval from the Vatican, a local bishop's approval is recognised as official Church approval.  Therefore, we can safely wear the Purple Scapular as it originated from a supernatural revelation given by an approved mystic.

Q: What's the story of the Scapular?  Why did Heaven reveal this relatively new scapular to the world?


A: It is Scapular was specially designed by Our Lord and Our Lady themselves, Our Lady said: "... for a long time my Son and I have had the desire to make known this scapular of benediction."
 First, to remind the faithful about various details of the Passion and Our Lady's Sorrows so that they may receive their due share of veneration, and second, to protect us during the coming chastisements, for the world is already being cleansed due to its manifold sins and corruption, and it is about to get worse.  Our Lady said: "This first apparition of this scapular will be a new protection for the times of the chastisements."  (If you want a bare hint of what's coming, click here.)


Q: What are the images / symbols?


A: On the FRONT of the Scapular in Marie-Julie Jahenny's own words:
"It is a large scapular, larger than ordinary scapulars, it is a little larger than the palm of a hand. It is a beautiful purple, almost the colour of violet. Here is what is on it: in the middle, there are the three nails that crucified Our Saviour on the Cross, some are crossed on the others, not exactly in the form of a cross and the point of each nail, there is a drop of red blood. Above the three nails, there is a
type of large sponge that has raised ears, like those of balled oats. The three drops of blood will go to join together and fall into a small chalice painted in red, and the chalice is surrounded with a crown of thorns, and there are three little crosses engraved on the front of the chalice. This is the side of the scapular that is on the mantle of the Holy Virgin."

(PLEASE NOTE: there are some bad translations of the original texts that say the blood drops coming from the nails must be purple, but that is NOT CORRECT.  The drops must be a 'ruddy' or blood red.  The sponge and chalice must also be red.)

On the BACK:

"The other side of the scapular represents the Holy Virgin Mary sitting, holding her Adorable Son in her arms, the mouth and the Head of Our Lord rests on the heart of the Holy Virgin. At the lower end of the scapular, at the feet of Our Lord, is an Angel dressed in white, with curly hair, he has a white crown on his head, his belt is red. He has in his hands a white linen with which he wipes the feet of Our Lord. On the side of the Angel, to the right of the scapular, there is engraved a ladder. Behind Our Lord, to the left, the reed of the Passion painted in red, but without a sponge. The tears of the Holy Virgin fall on her breast, to the right, and they stop at the feet of the Angel."

The STRAPS and finishing touches:

"I notice that this scapular hangs by two violet straps that pass over each shoulder, and there are three knots on the left shoulder, and two on the right. (...)  The scapular is edged with a red line and the straps are woollen."

Q: What do the images mean?

A: The meaning of the symbols in Our Lady's own words:
 "This scapular, my children, it is supposed to be made on my heart, (i.e with humility and devotion to Her Immaculate Heart) because my heart is the emblem of simplicity and humility, and hence, the colour violet. 
The nails that have pierced the feet and the hands of my Son have been little venerated and are venerable, hence my Son, in His Divine Wisdom, has made that these three nails be painted on the front of the scapular.
These three drops of blood and the chalice represent the generous hearts gathering the Blood of my
Divine Son.  (I.e those devoted to the Precious Blood and gathering it for the good of the Church, conversion of sinners, etc.)
The red sponge will represent my Divine Son drinking, in a manner, the sins of His children but His Adorable Mouth refuses."
Our Lord explains the back image:
"My children, very few souls think of wiping the Adorable Wounds of My Feet when the Blood
ran and I would like this representation to be known. They also think so little of the tears shed by My Mother during My Passion; these tears are found at the feet of the Angel that wipes My Sacred Feet. By this scapular, I would like you to think on the ladder, the reed and the nails of My Passion."

Hence, the images of the Angel, the ladders, nails, the reed that held the sponge, etc. are symbolic of this devotion Our Lord wants known, they are not meant to be a literal representation of the Crucifixion scene.

Q: Why do the straps have different knots in them? What does that mean? 


This is one detail not explained in the vision, but apparently, as this Scapular represents the Passion of Our Lord, we are probably expected to think this one out for ourselves.  This is what I've personally speculated:
* 5 knots in total: possibly the Five Wounds of Christ.
* 3 knots over the left shoulder: the number 3 symbolises the Holy Trinity.  According to Marie-Julie's visions, Our Lord carried His Cross on the left shoulder.  Possibly, this is to remind us of that, and, to encourage Devotion to His Forgotten Wound of the Shoulder. (You can read about the NEW PROMISES given to the Shoulder Wound Devotion here.)

Q: Is there a specific prayer or devotion that needs to be said with this Scapular?


   A: YES, there are two.   As Our Lady presented the Scapular to Our Lord, He turned to Marie-Julie and said:
“I address you, My victim, and also My victims and My servant, My children of the Cross, I see and I come to give you an idea and profound thought: during My descent from the Cross they handed Me to My mother, this descent, this thought, this devotion is little known.  I would like by this reproduction on this scapular, that it pass into the hearts of the children of the Cross, and that they salute Me by these three salutations:

I salute You, Jesus crucified, that you grant me life.

I salute You with all the joy of the Angels and the Saints in Your descent from the Cross.

I salute you with the sadness of Your Mother when you reposed on her heart and on her Immaculate lap.
Our Lord also asked that people meditate for at least 2- 3 minutes on His Passion, and to say r 5 or 7 times the "Crux Ave" given to Marie-Julie Jahenny in a separate vision:

Crux Ave #1:  "O, Crux Ave! Spes unica! Et Verbum caro factum est! O Jesus, vanquisher of death, save us!"

(O hail to the Cross! Our only hope! And the Word was made flesh.)  This first part  must be said in Latin, and you must be "carrying" the Scapular for this prayer.  Wearing it would be best!

A second 'Hail to the Cross' Prayer was also revealed to Marie-Julie Jahenny: Our Lord didn't specify which "Crux Ave" was to be said with the Scapular, so  it would be a good idea to include this with the Scapular devotion as well:

Crux Ave #2:   I salute you, I adore you, I embrace
you, O Adorable Cross of my Saviour.  Protect
us, guard us, save us. Jesus loved you so much,
following His example, I love you. By your holy image calm our fears.

That I feel only peace and trust!

 Q: What are the promises and graces attached to the Scapular?

 A: From a close reading of the text we see there are various promises and graces depending on whether it is simply possessed, displayed, actually worn, or if you simply desire to be clothed with it.

1)  It must be WORN for these graces: 

 Our Lady "This  first apparition of this scapular will be a new protection for the times of the chastisements, of the calamities and the famines.
 All those who are clothed (with it, i.e wear it) shall pass under the storms, the tempests and the darkness, they will have light as if it were plain day. Here is the power of this unknown scapular.”
 2) Graces and Promises simply by POSSESSING or CARRYING it. ( i.e have it on your person, and also reverently displayed in your homes).
This extends to "ALL" for the grace of conversion of sinners and blasphemers as well as for the benefit of faithful believers.

 NOTE:The words say 'possessing' and 'carrying' the scapular, but, the Church has decreed for scapulars that they must be worn to receive the promised graces and indulgences:  Quote: "To share in the indulgences and privileges of a scapular, one must wear it constantly; it may be worn over or under one's clothing and may be laid aside for a short time, if necessary. Should one have ceased wearing the scapular for a long period (even through indifference), one gains none of the indulgences during this time, but, by simply resuming the scapular, one again participates in the indulgences, privileges, etc."  One exception seems to be the Green Scapular as people receive graces simply from carrying it, even in their wallet.  So, this may also apply to the 'carry' direction of the Purple Scapular, however the best way to 'carry' a scapular is to wear it.

Our Lord: "My children, all souls, all people who possess this scapular, will see their family protected, their home will also be protected, first of all from fires, which will never enter there. 
This scapular will strike down the ungrateful which blaspheme My Name in the home where it will be displayed If an impious person enters, they will be so completely struck that their conversion will be close. (Hence, it would be a good idea to get an extra one and frame it for display in your home.)   Our Lord still adds that by reminding an obstinate soul about this scapular at the hours of their demise (i.e., death), they will awaken the Faith in it and a firm belief, (grace of conversion).
 All those who will carry it will be preserved from 1) thunder, from 2) sudden death and from
3) accidents. During chastisements 4) they will be protected.
That all those who will have it and think upon it and love it, will be spared the troubles of soul.

That those who will carry it will be sheltered from any danger as though they already possessed Heaven.

That this scapular, finally, will be as a lightning rod under which the blows of Just and Divine
Wrath will not dwell. 

3) PROTECTING CHURCHES: Displaying it for veneration in a Church will protect that church from impious people and from profanation.

(Place one in your Church, it might save it from being 'modernised', altars ripped out, etc.  How many churches could have been saved from desecration if this Scapular had spread in time!)

 4) Simply DESIRING to wear it: Our Lord: "I shall grant great graces to those who desire to be clothed in this Holy Habit." (Graces not named: to the discretion of Our Lord, no doubt depending on the state and spiritual needs of the soul of those who desire the scapular.)


Q: Can any priest bless it?

  A: Yes, any validly ordained Catholic priest may bless it.  Like all sacramentals it must be blessed to receive the graces.

Q:  Is there a particular blessing that the priest needs to say over it? 

A: As far as I am aware, no.  There is no particular blessing that was revealed for it, and as it has not yet officially been made part of a religious order or confraternity, it would fall under the categoary of a 'private devotion' scapular, and so a special enrollment and blessing has not yet been formulated by the Church.  We can safely assume priests may use the regular blessing for sacramentals at the present time until the Church formally decides otherwise.


Q: If I need a new one because my old one has worn out, does the new one need to be blessed again?

A: For now, yes.
Unlike the Brown Scapular, there is no confraternity or religious order yet associated with the Purple Scapular.  Enrolment in a confraternity means the person is blessed with the graces of the order, e.g. a Brown Scapular is a miniature version of the Carmelite habit so a replacement does not need to be blessed, but since the Purple Scapular is not part of an order yet, and has to be blessed as a regular sacramental, it is better to be on the safe side and have your  replacement Purple Scapular blessed. 
No doubt this Scapular will one day be associated with the religious order that will run the promised Sanctuary of the Cross that will be built on the site of Marie-Julie's cottage as it was descibed in the vision as being a holy habit, but until then, get your new one blessed.

Q: If I want to make my own, can I use just any material?

A: The directions are specific, so NO, one must keep to the directions regarding the materials and how it is to be made. 
* The main colour of the background of the Scapular must be violet purple and made of wool.

The Church has set conditions regarding the materials for the panels of large 'habit scapulars' connected with an order, and also the smaller scapulars according to the New Advent Website – so all SCAPULARS MUST BE OF WOVEN SHEEPS WOOL – i.e. wool cloth:

“The small scapulars consist essentially of two quadrilateral segments of woolen cloth (…) connected with each other by two strings or bands in such a manner that, when the bands rest on the shoulders, the front segment rests before the breast, while the other hangs down an equal distance at the back. (…) The material of these two essential parts of the scapular must be of woven wool.” (New Advent).

So, it is automatically to be understood the purple panels of the Scapular of Benediction and Protection must be of woven wool cloth. Our Lord described the Purple Scapular as a "holy habit", so it must have the same conditions as a habit-scapular, it must be of wool. 
IMPORTANT NOTE about  'wool felt' and 'felted wool' - do not confuse the two. Both are different!  Wool felt is a material made of wool fibers mashed together but is NOT woven. The Church says we must use woven wool.  'Felted wool' on the other hand is woven wool that has been 'fuzzed up' to look like felt, but it IS woven and can be used.
 Basically, if the wool is 'fuzzy' like felt, make sure it is the WOVEN kind and not just mashed up fibers.
 * The main cloth / rectangular parts must be slightly larger than the palm of the hand.

2nd UPDATE - INFO ABOUT THE STRAPS (Oct. 11, 2020): the vision specifically said the straps are to be of violet wool, basically matching the back of the Purple Scapular as much as possible.  There are to be three knots over the left shoulder, and two knots over the right.   There is confusion as to whether or not the strap material may be changed as the Church has declared the smaller scapulars do not have to have wool straps.  HOWEVER, considering the colour of the straps is stipulated in the vision to Marie-Julie along with unique  knots, and, as Marie-Julie says this scapular is bigger than normal small scapulars, and, has special Passion prayer devotions attached, this sets it apart from the other smaller scapulars, so it is apparent the wool detail of the Purple Scapular straps is important, similar to the Red Passion Scapular and the Five Fold Scapular in that these other two have a specific colour attached and must have wool straps.  The Red Passion Scapular was given in a vision to Sr. Louise-Apolline Andriveau in 1846 with very specific details and approved in 1857 by the Church. The Red Passion Scapular straps MUST be made of red wool, for unlike the small scapulars, the Church did not change this detail regarding the wool as given in the vision.    The Purple Scapular is also a 'Passion' scapular, and considering the unique details given about it directly from Heaven like the Red Passion Scapular, it is obvious Heaven wished this Scapular to be set apart and the woolen strap detail retained.

After searching online, I discovered there are French and Italian companies making woven wool ribbons / straps, and the weave looks very much like that on the Purple Scapulars sold in France, so it appears that the convent in France making them for the  'Marie Julie Association' and elsewhere  have either found a company making wool ribbons, or, they have had them custom made.  In all, the are making them according to the exact directions as given in the vision to Marie-Julie Jahenny regarding the wool detail similar to the Red Passion scapular.    If you want to make your own Purple scapulars, you can try and source wool woven ribbons, OR, you can use the same woven material used for the main panels of the Purple Scapular by cutting out long strips as the wool in a scapular must be woven.  Plain felt wool ribbons or material is not good enough as plain simple felt is a material made with 'smashed' or pressed fibres that are not woven.  Make sure the wool used for the panels and the straps is woven wool cloth, or woven felted wool, not just plain smashed felt.

*The symbols of the sponge, the chalice and the drops of Blood from the nails on the front must be 'painted' in red, on a dark red flannel panel. Marie-Julie said the design was 'painted' - she did not simple say the design was red, she also mentioned 'painted'. So, this also means the material and the type of work, it must be painted. meaning paint or pant-like ink applied - the picture should not be made with embroidery. 

It could be hand-done, you can use a brush or sponge the design in with the help of a stencil. (In this case, it is easier to paint all the Passion symbols on the front in red.)  
 The main point is the Passion symbols be applied onto the flannel material like a painting, and not embroidered. 
Screen printing is applying the image with ink or paint like ink, so that might work too.
The symbols must match the description in the vision.  Our Lady: "I desire that the end of the scapular, be of violet, (the background), but I desire that the nails, the chalice, the sponge and the crown be on a piece of dark red flannel."  (NOTE: flannel was orginally made from wool are carded yarn, and, since scapulars must be made from woven wool according to the Church, it appears synthetic materials are not to be used for the flannel either.  It appears the convent in France providing Purple Scapulars to the Marie-Julie Jahenny Association and other sacramental shops is also using to 100% wool for this section too.  Until the Church decrees otherwise for this particular scapular, it is best to follow the Church's direction on wool for scapulars for the flannel panel as well.)
*The image of the Pietá must be as close to the description of the vision as much as possible. (however, there is no specification to the matieral this image must be on, so this could be printed or painted on anything, cotton, wool, etc.) Since this is a very detailed image, handpainting this would make production close to impossible, and Heaven doesn't make things impossible.   Printing the image on iron on T-shirt transfers are an idea - it appears the convent in France that first started making these has used this idea.  Sew them on as well for extra support.

* The Scapular must be edged in red, (although what type of material that edge should be is not specified.)

Q: What if the images fade from wear and tear, especially the painted parts? What do I do?

A: If they are just faded a bit, like the tiny little crosses on the chalice tend to fade, and you can still make out the image, they are still okay.  However, if you are having big trouble seeing what all the symbols are, or they are gone entirely, then it's defintely time to repair them or get a new scapular.

As a judge of how 'faded' they have to be for this to ensure you still receive the Blessings, there doesn't seem to be a ' rule'- I suggest using the rule applied to most sacramentals and priest vestments:  for instance, if a set of Rosary beads with a Papal Blessing is missing half its beads, then it's considered not fit for purpose and the blessing is no longer on the set.  If a set of Mass vestments go threadbare and look really worn, then they must be replaced to be fit for the august service of the altar.  So, if the images are really damaged or practically gone on your Purple Scapular, or, if the straps have really frayed to bits, I'd suggest reparing them, or getting a new one since the symbols and straps are important. 

In fact, prevention is better than cure: cover the squares of your Scapular with clear plastic wrap of some kind if you can to prevent damage happening to the delicate details. 

To repair the paint part in front with the Passion symbols: print off a picture of the Purple Scapular, carefully cut out the symbols with a razor blade and use the print as a stencil, or if you're artistically inclined, do your best to paint them in by hand with a very tiny brush.

For the back image: you could try taking the image of the Pietá into a place that prints T-shirts, etc, and have them print this on a T-shirt transfer for you.  Sew them on as well for extra support.

If the images had to be repaired, or a new strap put on, etc., I'd suggest having your Scapular re-blessed as the Scapular is not part of a confraternity yet.   

Q: Is this meant to replace the Brown Scapular? Can I wear this INSTEAD of the Brown Scapular?

A: ABSOLUTELY NOT! THIS DOES NOT REPLACE THE BROWN SCAPULAR!  While there are many graces attached to the Purple Scapular, it is  intended as a protection and a shelter against the chastisements and God's wrath, gives the grace of inner peace and will spare believer the troubles of soul, (i.e doubts against the Faith), etc, and is a protection for churches against profanation, and will grant graces of conversion reserved for hardned souls and blasphemers, etc., but it does not have the absolute promise of granting the grace of keeping you from Eternal fire like the Brown Scapular, which also has its unique set of graces of protection.  In fact, the Brown Scapular is more imperative to give peaceful assurance of salvation, that must come first.  Make sure you are enrolled in the Brown Scapular Confraternity!   The Purple Scapular on the other hand is intended for the those who wish to be protected on earth during the chastisements, be shielded from God's anger during that time,  who wish to be clothed as "Children of the Cross", and hopefully, sight of the Purple Scapular will convert those who happen to see it.  Just be wise and wear both!

Q:  Where can I Buy the Purple Scapular?

  Here are the places I know of.  Please note: The Scapulars are made in a convent in France, so as they need to be shipped from Europe first expect them to be pricey, especially as they require more material and are more detailed than most scapulars.  (And no, I make nothing promoting these sites, I'm just sharing info!)  UPDATE:  Due to the current Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic scare and the lockdown on air travel and shipping etc., the shops have had a run on the scapulars and other sacramentals and have run out - you will have to place a back order and wait for it to be filled as soon as they can get the scapulars back in.

Here are the best places I know of.  Please note: The majority of the Scapulars are made in a convent in France, so as they need to be shipped from Europe first expect them to be pricey, especially as they require more material and are more detailed than most scapulars.  (And no, I make nothing promoting these sites, I'm just sharing info!) is based in the USA.  (NOTICE - sadly they are no longer shipping overseas.) Also has the 'Cross of Pardon' and the medal of 'Our Lady of Bonne Garde' to protect faith and purity shown to Marie-Julie Jahenny.  

2) St. Michael's store:
USA- but will ship overseas.  Contact them personally for overseas shipping rates, which will be different. - They also have the medal of 'Our Lady of Bonne Garde' shown to Marie-Julie, click here for the medal.  Also, the Cross of Pardon (Forgiveness), click here.

3) Gift Shop of Our Sorrowful Mother's Ministry:
 I believe this order is connected with Fr. Ripperger.

4) The Leaflet Missal - Catholic Company

5) CatholiCity:  (UPDATE August 19, 2021) --     This site has just informed they were finally able to find 100% woven wool for their scapulars, which is the one problem they had, so their scapulars are NOW made according to the instructions.

6) The Seller "15Decades" on Etsy sells handmade, hand dyed wool Purple Scapulars:
(IMPORTANT NOTE - the "15Decades" seller, DeniseMariaTeresa list above, is the ONLY Scapular maker from ETSY I recommend right now regarding the Purple Scapular as she is making them correctly.  She also ships overseas.

The other sellers on there are NOT making them properly, for instance the other sellers are using just plain felt of unwoven wool with smashed fibres and therefore not acceptable.  If they are using a fuzzy felt-looking wool, it must be woven felted wool --the Church specifies the fabric must be woven, NOT the plain smashed fibres.   Also, the other sellers that are not making them properly do not have the proper knots  in the straps, or the straps are not wool like they should be, and it looks like the Passion symbols are not on real red flannel, etc.  If you see a Purple Scapular listed on Etsy, Ebay or Amazon, PLEASE CHECK DETAILS or CONTACT THE SELLER IF YOU ARE NOT SURE!) 

8) - shop based in Australia - also has the 'Cross of Pardon' and the medal of Our Lady of Bonne Garde to protect faith and purity shown to Marie-Julie Jahenny.
9) Chiré - online sacramental shop in France, click here, NOTE: I haven't shopped with them, so I don't know how safe they are to shop with, shop at your own risk.  Also the site is in French.  You will need to read French for this shop, but they do carry the correctly made Scapulars.
UPDATE:    I also am now advising DO NOT BUY FROM AMAZON, ETSY OR EBAY with the exception of the sellers listed here.  I've discovered other sellers are making them from wool felt that is not woven, the Church says the wool whether plain wool or felted wool must be WOVEN.  Sellers are using just plain unwoven wool felt, and blended wool straps, the straps must be FULL WOOL according to the vision. CHECK WITH THE SELLERS and WATCH PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS.  
 If you wish to be listed here, you MUST make the Scapulars exactly according to the instructions and specification of the Church regarding woven wool, etc.

(!!!) Word of Advice: this is sad to say, but I do NOT recommend shopping on the online site run by the "Friends of Marie-Julie Jahenny Association" in France -  their site has glitches, people have placed orders and paid for items and never received them.  Also, the Association never seems to answer e-mails anymore, so it will be difficult if next to impossible to sort out the problem or get your money back should the order go wrong.   Some people said they ordered and things were okay, their received their order, but other people have told me they've lost money over their site -  so I wouldn't recommend it.  Shop on their site at your own risk.

Q. There is a Web Site Called “Our Lady's Resistance” that says Marie-Julie Jahenny is not approved and neither is the Purple Scapular. They give a list of reasons why the Scapular is false, such as it is an attempt to replace the Black Scapular of the Passion, also, that Our Lady is missing a halo and the picture is ugly, which make it fake. What is your reponse to this?

A. First of all, they obviously have no idea that Marie-Julie Jahenny was indeed approved by her local bishop in 1875, Bishop Fournier of Nantes, and that a representative of the Vatican Commision who was monitoring her case performed an excorcism over her and declared what was happening to her was indeed SUPERNATURAL – meaning from Heaven.

Since “Our Lady's Resistance” does not know she is approved, they are therefore trying to descredit everything shown to her. The fact that the depiction of Our Lord and Lady are missing 'halos' on the Purple Scapular is a very weak foundation to descredit the Scapular!

Our Lady appeared with no halo, or even a veil when revealing the Green Scapular, she appeared with her hair flowing, no halo. That hasn't stopped anyone from wearing it, and, the Church has approved the Green Scapular.

RE: about the argument that the Purple Scapular is a ruse to turn purple away from the Black Scapular of the Passion, saying that the color purple of the new scapular is meant to cancel out the black representing the death of Christ on the other. This is rubbish. If 'Our Lady's Resistence' had read up on the Purple Scapular they would have seen that the color violet purple was chosen by Heaven to represent the virtue of HUMILITY: the humility of Our Lady's Immaculate Heart and the humility of Christ. It in no way does it cancel out a completely different scapular. And, there's nothing stopping you from wearing both! So there is no issue of scapulars 'cancelling' each other out. In fact, the Church has a huge list of scapulars-the Brown, White, Red, the Black, St. Michaels, St. Joseph's, the Five Fold Sacpular, etc, you can wear as many as you like, or think your shoulders can hold!

Also, their comments on Our Lady's clothes sounds like an art critique, saying they are ugly because they are 'off color' and the cloak is 'ugly'. That is only their opinion on the art, and that is not a valid reason to discredit the Scapular.

I have tried to contact the 'Our Lady's Resistance' site to tell them that Marie-Julie Jahenny is approved and to please correct their informtion, but I have received no answer. I have a feeling the name of their site is apt - they are 'resisting' Our Lady. 
UPDATE New Question
Q.  Have you seen the recent video by Dr. Mark Miravalle against the Purple Scapular and the visions Marie-Julie?  If so, what is your response to it?
 A. Recently, Dr. Mark Miravalle has issued a YouTube video with several accusations against the visions of Marie-Julie Jahenny and the Purple Scapular. ("Purple Scapular - Serious Concerns", c. July 2023)  I would not have known about this video at all were it not for the concerned people contacting me for my response to such an attack on her. I watched the video, and, it was hard to sit through. He has taken information out of context, and even left out important information to where his observations are inaccurate and in some cases cringe-worthy coming from a theologian. Therefore, I have recently posted a defence of Marie-Julie and her visions in accordance to the various objections he raised. You can read my response by clicking the link below:



Our Lord complained so few think upon the tears of His Mother shed during His Passion and the Scapular was to help people medidate on this.

Here is another prayer you can say (please note it was not revealed to Marie-Julie Jahenny or forrmally revealed as part of the Purple Scapular), but still is beautiful.


His Holiness Pope Pius IX., by a decree of the S. Congr. of Indulgences, of Dec. 23, 1847, deigned to grant -  An indulgence of 100 days to all the faithful, every time they say with contrite heart the following prayer in honour of the most holy Virgin in her desolation.

Ave Maria doloribus plena, Crucifixus tecum: lacrymabilis te in mulieribus, et lacrymabilis fructus ventris tui, Jesus. Sancta Maria, Mater Crucifixi: lacrymas impertire nobis crucifixoribus Filii tui, nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.


Hail Mary, full of sorrows, the Crucified is with thee: tearful art thou amongst women, and tearful is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of the Crucified, grant tears to us crucifiers of thy Son, now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.


So far, that's all the questions I have received or can think of.  
If there is something not answered here, leave your question in the comments and I'll do my best to answer it!

Also, if you have received a miracle or grace through this Scapular, please share it in the comment section below. 


  1. I am very grateful for this post.I have this scapular with me displayed in our house,but only today, that I read all benedictions attached.No wonder our home had been spared of any floods,lightning,fires,plagues,thieves,even our crops during previous supertyphoons.There is serenity in our house,that my children classmates wanted to visit frequently.Thank you merciful Saviour.May Marie Julie Jahenny keep us in her prayer and cover us with her merits during this perilous times.I love you my God and God bless this website abundantly.

  2. It says any Priest... Does this mean a Novis ORDO Priest can bless these items?

    1. Any Roman Catholic priest validly ordained in the Roman Catholic Church can bless the Scapular and the sacramentals.

      I do understand your concerns, however, despite what Marie-Julie Jahenny says about the 'New Mass' there are other revelations she was given that shows that Consecrations are still taking place despite the irreverance in some of these Masses, meaning, Novus Ordo priests still have valid orders.

      Also, take into account that there are N. Ordo exorcist priests to whom the demons must obey and are forced to leave their victims - demons will NOT obey anyone without valid orders, and they will NOT obey those priests who have not been given authority by the Church to cast them out. They very fact that the demons obey N. Ordo priests during exorcisms is evidence holy orders is still in place.

      It is the false ecumenical services without valid Consecrations we must be on guard against as Marie-Julie Jahenny warned, and the upcoming APOSTATE SCHISM which will resemble Islam, Arianism, or a combination of both.

      I have had people tell me of stories of conversion with the Purple Scapular, and they were from N. Order parishes, churches, etc.

      Do I personally believe the old Latin blessings are better regarding form, intention, etc, YES - but N. Order blessings are also valid.

    2. Love this beautiful scapular. 🙏🙏🙏🙏❤️

  3. NOTICE: Where you can get the Scapular -

    That question is answered in the post above. If people keep asking this in the comments, I'll have to delete the request to remove clutter on the page as the question is already answered above. Thank you!

  4. Hi can someone please tell me if there is a prayer to bless for it intention, I know there is NO enrollment. I wish to have this properly blessed Thank you

    1. No, there is no particular blessing that was revealed for it, and none as yet has been written by the Church, we can safely assume priests may use the regular blessing for sacramentals at the present time until the Church formally decides otherwise.

  5. +JMJ+
    Thank you so much for all of these "particulars" on the Scapular. Do you know WHO designed/created the image on the back (the pieta type image)?

    1. Hi, no I'm sorry, I don't know who made that image.

  6. Hi, I am confused by this. You said the Purple scapular cannot replace the Brown scapular, because the Brown scapular guarantees Heaven to those who wear and die in it. But, this promise of the Purple scapular has me confused: "That those who will carry it will be sheltered from any danger as though they already possessed Heaven."

    Does that statement guarantee Heaven to those who wear the Purple Scapular as well? Thank you for any help. God Bless!

    1. Hi, please keep in mind I'm not a theologian and doing my best here. But there there is a difference between the two scapular promises.

      The Brown Scapular carries the ABSOLUTE PROMISE of Salvation for those are enrolled in the Brown Scapular Confraternity and simply wear it. Our Lady promised those who wear it 'shall not suffer Eternal fire' and will receive great graces. Of course, it does NOT give one the excuse to purposely live a life of sin, that would be the sin of presumption, but people who have fallen away from the Church, yet for some reason never took off their Brown Scapular, were given great graces had a change of heart and converted, or received extraordinary miracles in that their life was prolonged and they made their last confession in time, or, made a perfect act of contrition before they died, etc.

      The Purple Scapular however, offers SPECIAL PROTECTION, especially during the times of the coming chastisements. Yes, there are graces of conversion promised, but mostly for the hardened sinners and blasphemers according to the words of the vision. The main graces for believers is a stronger promise of Protection during the coming troubles - the wording is key: “That those who will carry it (i.e wear it) will be sheltered from any danger AS THOUGH they already possessed Heaven.” Note, it doesn't say 'you will possess Heaven', but it will be 'AS IF'---- it is a promise of being 'sheltered' while on earth. It's not the same wording as the Brown Scapular promise that literally gives the assurance you will not go to Hell. The promise of the Purple Scapular means you will receive such protection on earth it will be AS IF you were a predestined soul shielded from all spiritual and physical attacks, and also the blows of God's justice. We will experience this type of protection and spiritual inner peace despite all the troubles, and will be shielded from His anger, even if we cannot be shielded from all the crosses of life. But there are conditions with the Purple Scapular. See the prayers listed in the article. Basically ot would be a good idea to wear both!

    2. Oh okay! Thank you so much for clearing that up for me! I am wearing both, so thank you for confirming that for me. I love your website, may God Bless you through Blessed Mary for the work you are doing. ✝️🙏📿

    3. Dear Mathew, Many years ago 2 of my friends and I had the purple scapulars in our homes. We went through a very serious ice storm. Most people in our area lost power for a few days up to 3+ weeks and many had extensive damage to their shrubs and trees. The 3 of us never lost power and had no damage to our property.

  7. +JMJ+
    OMGosh...that is so charitable of you! That was not my intent, though I appreciate it...I just wanted your critique on them, LOL. ^_^ I am changing the color of the Crown of Thorns to brown, since it isn't stated that they need to be red. Please note that my shop name is "15Decades", no space between the characters. I downloaded your PDF to print on The Prophecies! God reward you!

    1. You're welcome, even if it wasn't your intent, I am looking for reliable online shops and sellers to refer people to who make them correctly as there has been such a demand for them, yet so few outlets. RE: your shop name, sorry about that, I will fix that.

      True, the visions don't say the Crown has to be red, but make sure you state that in your shop description, because people have gotten so used to the symbols all being red, (and may have forgotten the details of the vision) they may think you've down your own thing, LOL!

  8. NOTICE: before recommending a shop that sells the Scapulars, please make sure it is not already listed in the article above. Duplicate links will be removed to declutter the comment section. Thank you.

  9. Hello
    I am reading your blog and I found you made no mention of the Pope Pius X Sacred Congregation of Indulgences wool is necessary and exclusively to be used in the making of scapulars. The material of these two essential parts of the scapular must be of woven wool; the strings or bands may be of any material. Since you printed info based on 1878 details AND the monastic houses in France and Mexico are making the straps out of non wool, where did you find the statement that the straps have to be wool after that circa?

    1. Yes, I did mention the Church's wool stipulation under the Question: "Q: If I want to make my own, can I use just any material?" It is in the article above.

      Also, about the strings, I have updated that part (again)--it is obvious Heaven wanted wool straps, similar to the Red Passon Scaular that was also revealed in a vision in 1846 and approved in 1857--the Church did not change the direction on the Red Scapular that the straps are to be of red wool.

  10. Hello, I really want to wear this scapula
    Is there A special prair for the priest if hè cloth me with this scapulier?

    1. Hi. No, there is no special investiture with the Purple Scapular yet. A priest simply has to bless it, and you can wear it. Also, as there is no investure yet associated with the Purple Scapular, if you ever need a replacement Scapular, that will need to be blessed.

  11. Dear Brothers and Sisters. I came from Indonesia, one country in South East Asia. Where I can order purple scapular to send to Indonesia? Please do help. Thanks. God bless

    1. There are several sellers and shops listed in the aritcle - look for those that say "ships overseas", or,you have to contact the sellers to see if they will ship to your country.

  12. NOTICE: if you are making Purple Scapulars and want to be listed here on this page-they MUST be made according to the directions of the vision AND the directions of the Church. Which means:

    1) The purple wool panels MUST BE WOVEN WOOL - if you use felt wool, it MUST BE THE WOVEN KIND. Plain 'mashed' felt as used in crafts, etc is NOT the correct material according to the Church. Also, the convent in France that first started making these also uses traditional WOOL FLANNEL for the red panel. (Flannel was traditionally WOOL before synthetic fibres were invented.)

    2) Straps must be WOOL, and as the Church states the wool on a scapular mut be woven, the convent is using woven wool straps. If you can't make or find these, you can use strips of the woven wool material used for the back panels. The Church also states no crochet type work is allowed on a scapular, so that means no knit or crochet stitch. The proper knots also have to be there - two knots on the right shoulder strap, three on the left.

    3) The Passion symbols on the red panel must be PAINTED on. (The Passion symbols go to the front of the scapular, the Pieta image on the back).

    If you are making Purple Scapulars and they follow the exact directions, I'll be happy to list you. But please contact me through my e-mail at:


    PLEASE DO NOT just drop a link to your shop or site without letting me know they are made exactly according to ihe instructions. I in good conscience cannot recommend them otherwise. Such links will be removed. Thank you.

  13. Hello! I assume this scapular can also be blessed by a Byzantine Catholic priest right?

    1. The Byzantines are in union with Rome, so yes, their blessing is valid.

  14. Is the Purple Scapular being sold on the Catholicity site legit? I just bought one and want to make sure it's made according to the specifications.

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    2. UPDATE!!!!!

      CatholicCity has just replied to me August 18th 2021 and said they were finally able to source 100% woven wool, so NOW they are made according to the instructions. If you purchased any from them before this, best to get a new scapular.

  15. Hi, can you tell me what source your information comes from? I have just read the book 'Marie-Julie Jahenny, The Breton Stigmatist' by Marquis de la Franquerie' and it makes no mention of the scapula.
    Thank you

    1. You can find the info on the "About the Texts" page - link below. (Copy and paste it into your browser):

  16. Hello. You mention enrollment in confraternity for the brown scapular. How and where do I enroll?

    1. I believe any priest can enrol you. Just print out the enrolment formula you can find online and hand it to the priest

    2. is information on the Brown Scapular...God bless:

  17. I purchased purple scapulars through F.C.Ziegler Co. in OK, on web at and they look exactly like those I purchased from in the past. Please advise if you have heard these are of inferior quality, as they look good to me. Thank you!

    1. Hi, if you mean the scapular that is shown at this link here:

      I'm not sure because the picture is showing a scapular with straps that don't look like wool - (is it satin, or smashed wool felt?) I can't tell. The photo quality is bad. The straps and the square panels must be wool.

      Also, you have to look VERY closely at the material if you are not sure fo teh scapular you bought ~~~if there is no woven pattern or weave in the material, (you might have to pull a bit to see past the 'fuzzy' aspect of the material), then it is not valid. Some people are making scapulars using smashed wool felt that is not woven, and the material MUST be WOVEN sheeps wool according to Church rules. Smashed felt doesn't count.

  18. Xavier, have you heard anything from Catholicity about changes you previously suggested in making their purple scapulars?

    1. CatholiCity just got back to me August 18th, 2021 -- they said they had a terrible time trying to find 100% pure wool, but they finally found a supplier with 100% woven wool material and say their scapulars are now made according to the instructions. God Bless.

  19. Is it true you cannot sell a blessed& touched to relic,, purple scapular or any religious item blessed? Catholic City is selling the purple scapular as I described above.theirs is also doused in Holy Water from Lourdes. Its one of their selling points. I purchased one & now I have to buy another because of the wool straps. Thank you.

    1. No, you cannot sell or buy blessed items, or they lose their blessing and have to be blessed again. Because if blessed item are sold BECAUSE they are blessed, it is the sin of simony, selling or buying an item an account of its blessing. However, I think donations may be taken for a blessed item, but the person who owns a blessed item cannot sell it at a fixed price.

      (This is hard as trying to get some sacramentals online that are blessed by their nature, like Lourdes water or holy oils from a shrine, a shop just can't leave things blank open with regards to price, as shipping is involved, and people can be dishonest with a donation and shops can get stuck with a lot of costs then, so it is a very grey area and shops just end up having to stick a number on an item.)

      There are some stores like St. Michael's online that will take the items to be blessed AFTER they have been purchased--but I don't think it is ever safe to let someone else do that for you sight unseen----just take your items to your priest to have things blessed and you can see it done in front of you.

  20. Hello, I sell Purple Scapulars which comply with the rules of the vision of marie-juliejahenny.

    How do we get on the List above? Would you like me to send a sample and if so what address?

    I supply 2 of the shops on this above list, but would love to be included.

    1. Hi Mikey,

      Send me an e-mail with you link at

      (Change the AT for the @ sign).

      However, can you send me a picture so I can see the symbols? Also, I just need to know if the wool used is 100% sheep wool and woven, not smashed felt, and the straps are also wool.


  21. Do the scapulars have to be large to be valid? They seem a bit unwieldy to wear, but if that's the deal, then that's the deal. :-)

    1. The scapular is described as being slightly larger than the palm of a hand, so yes, they have to be as described to be valid, until the Church decides to make concessions with regards to size specifications, (which hasn't happened yet.)

  22. Help. I have been wearing the Green Scapular and the Red of the Passion two years now, but the image has totaly faded. What should I do with these scapulars? I dont think it is reverent to bin them...

    1. Hi, according to the Church, to dispose if old blessed sacramentals, you either bury them, or burn them and then bury the ashes.

  23. Can you please assist me. I recently purchased a purple Scapular. The instructions state that we should pray the O Crux Ave 5 to seven times. Is that 5 - 7 times consecutively or can that be broken up to 5 to 7 times per day. I am afraid the instructions are not very clear. What is the significance of saying the O Crux Ave 5 times against 7 times. Is it more efficacious to say it 7 times against saying it 5 times. Likewise, the instructions say Meditate between 1 minute and 3 minutes on Our Lord's Passion. I would appreciate your guidance.

    Kind Regards,
    God Bless
    Grant Armstrong

    1. Please notify me as per the above.

    2. Hi Grant, considering the vision says to meditate on the Passion for a few minutes and say the prayers, I've always personally assumed by this context it is meant to be consecutively and not spread through the day. Also, about one or three minutes, or five or seven times -- it seems Our Lord was leaving us choose as He knows we have daily duties to attend to and must balance our prayer life....if you can only do the minimum requirement, then of course you get the graces,if you can do more, so much the better...the more you pray any prayer,the more merit and grace you receive. Hope this helps!

  24. Hello. Thank you for all the info. I'm in Ireland. Where would be the best place for me to purchase the purple scapular? I can only find U.S. outlets.

    King regards,

  25. I've just seen the French Chifre site . Thanks.

  26. I found out about the Purple Scapular last year, and I have been wearing one since last summer. I ordered mine through I can attest that I have been saved from many accidents. I travel a lot by car to go to mass, work, etc, and the roads I travel are heavily wooded and there are a lot of deer that cross the roads. One of the incidents was early in the morning driving, there was a deer that jumped right out in front of me. I stopped in the perfect moment before my car could reach the deer; I’m not sure how this happened considering I had very little time to stop and I was traveling at 55mph. The deer then ran back into the woods. I have been saved other times from accidents involving deer and other vehicles. This is a very powerful sacramental. I have also been giving them away as a special mission of mine. I am a postulant discerning the eremitical life with the Solitaries of the Most Holy Redeemer, FSSR. Please pray for me.

  27. Correction… Ive been wearing it since last fall. October, somewhere around there.

  28. Vrando Adlin Baluyut14 June 2022 at 06:30

    Hello there. I am confused of which prayer is to be said 7 times. Is it the Crux ave or the i hail thee? Thank you for your response. I am from the Philippines

    1. Hi! The vision said the 'Crux Ave' - but didn't specify which one as two different prayers were revealed to Marie-Julie Jahenny that have the words 'Crux Ave' in them directly hailing the cross. So, I say both to be safe and advise everyone do the same:

      1) "O, Crux Ave! Spes unica! Et Verbum caro factum est! O Jesus, vanquisher of death, save us!"

      2) I salute you, I adore you, I embrace
      you, O Adorable Cross of my Saviour. Protect
      us, guard us, save us. Jesus loved you so much,
      following His example, I love you. By your holy image calm our fears.
      That I feel only peace and trust!

      God Bless!

  29. Thank you for this valuable information! In Romania we don't have this scapular, but I want to make one and this information helps me a lot!

  30. Do you know if the scapulars listed on Our Sorrowful Mother's Ministry's website are valid? It says they're made in Europe according to Marie-Julie's specifications, and Fr. Ripperger is associated with them. The website is:
    Also, I want to thank you so much for this blog and everything you do. God bless you!

    1. Hi, it's already listed here as number 3) on the list of online shops, but I did't know the link wasn't working, so I've just fixed it. God Bless.

  31. Hi. May you please help me clarify on this subject: I’m looking forward to buying the Purple Scapular from CatholicCity but am hesitant due to the discussion that we aren’t suppose to purchase any blessed items online and the site, CatholicCity, does touch their scapulars with their blessed water and holy relics; so despite this, is buying from them still considered alright? Thanks.

    1. Hi, I understand your concern - but they have made a full statement on this here:

      However, I personally advise everyone who buys from shops that say they get the items blessed to get their items re-blessed when they arrive as 1) they lose their blessing if blessed first and THEN bought, the blessing should be done after an item is purchased, and 2) not to mention you're trusting someone else to do the blessing for you, I simply wouldn't put that to chance, mistakes happen and you could be be getting some items that are not blessed, if someone accidentally grabs unblessed stock before shipping it out, or forgets to do it, etc.

    2. Thank you very much on this! I’ll keep this in mind. For the meantime, would it be alright to pray the devotional prayers of the Purple Scapular if one doesn’t have it yet or has the desire to be clothed or has the intention of buying it in the near future?

    3. Yes, by all means, say the prayers! They will still offer protection, but of course, to get all the promises of the scapular, you need to have the actual object.

  32. Forgive me for being scrupulous, but does the image of the reed of the Purple Scapular shown in the Gift Shop of Our Sorrowful Mother's Ministry’s website cut in to two pieces or is that just the lighting making it look like that?

    1. Looks like it is one piece to me, perhaps a photo issue or lighting on your computer is making it look like that.

    2. Thank you for this clarification!

  33. Blessed objects lose their blessing once sold / bought

  34. Yes, this is why I always advise people to get their items blessed themselves, even if the shop says they get their items blessed after they are purchased. You can't leave that to chance.

  35. Lo scapolare puà essere benedetto anche da un dicono?

  36. Replies
    1. Non è stato specificato se un decaone possa benedirli, ma sicuramente sarebbe meglio che un sacerdote li benedica poiché ha l'autorità di agire in piena Persona Christi. Non lascerei una benedizione al caso nella speranza o nell'ipotesi che un diacono possa benedirle. Dio vi benedica.

  37. Thank you again I’ll cherish forever

  38. Hello Elizabeth, It seems that a place called Catholic Supply of St Louis is selling 'mini' purple Scapulars. Has a smaller size, been approved? I'm concerned that the mini ones might not be valid.
    Thank you, looking forward to your answer, God bless you.

    1. Hi. Well, the Church has not spoken on the Purple Scapular yet. Marie-Julie noted in the vision the Scapular was bigger than normal scapulars, about the size of the palm of the hand, so this seems like a very specific direction on the size it has to be. There has not been any official declaration regarding permission to change the Scapular, so, I feel the best thing until the Church actually speaks up is to keep to the larger size as directed and to stay true to the vision. The makers of the smaller size seem to have taken it upon themselves to change the size without having any official direction to do so. PS - I've also seen some 'small' scapulars sold here in Fatima, (I don't know if they are made by the same company you mentioned) but what I saw are not even made with real wool, and, the red material used under the passion symbols was not as directed by the vision at all, so, I'm wary of such things. God Bless.

  39. Hi everyone someone left a question Jan. 9 (2024) if tweed could be used in making the Scapular since it is woven wool - unfortunately, the blog site is glitching and not showing the question so I hope whoever asked can see this!

    About tweed, the only thing that might be an issue is if a scapular has a single colour backing, it has to be that one colour, it cannot be 'mottled', and tweed generally has a mottled or mixed colour effect between lights and darks of that shade, so, personally this might be an issue for me at least. If you can find a tweed that doesn't have the mixed colour look? I'd try and find woven wool to where the colour is not compromised so to speak.

    1. P.S. Sorry forgot....yes, the tweed I found doesn't have a mixed colour look nor is it in herringbone pattern where I noticed has a few different shades of colour, colour is definitely not compromised. 🙂 Thanks again.