Our lady of mt. carmel and the brown scapular
I owe a great deal in my early youth to my devotion to the Carmelite scapular. A mother’s constant diligence and concern for the clothes of her children is beautiful to see. She always wants them well-dressed…The Blessed Mother of Mount Carmel and of the holy scapular speaks to us of her maternal care, her concern to clothe us spiritually with the grace of God and to help us always keep our garments white…Be vigilant to correspond to your good Mother who is concerned about how you go about dressed, especially with respect to the garment of grace that her daughters and sons should always wear.
-St. John Paul II, Address 15 January, 1989