What is the Brown Scapular? (and how I’m really bad at it)

The brown scapular: what it is, how to wear it, and how I’m very bad at devotions. This post contains amazon affiliate links. If you purchase through the links, I make a small percentage at no extra cost to you.

The Brown Scapular is a devotion that was given to St. Simon Stock by Our Lady of Mount Carmel, in private revelation. It’s a lovely sacramental and devotion in the Catholic Church. But, as with all matters of private revelation, it’s not something that you’re required to believe in.

I thought I’d write up a quick post to share some information about the scapular! Continue reading “What is the Brown Scapular? (and how I’m really bad at it)”

A Prayer Guide for Advent

How to have a prayerful Advent.

I love the anticipation of Advent. The joy and excitement. What I don’t love is the commercialization that threatens to distract me.

The gifting and spending make me cringe. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not against giving and receiving gifts. I don’t hate the idea of generosity. I just get stressed out from the pressure of mandatory giving.

So, while it’s a tempting proposition for my wallet, you won’t find me writing a gift guide. I won’t tell you what to buy for your mother, father, aunt, spouse, or children. Because 1) I have no idea what my own loved ones want, let alone yours and 2) that would bring me more stress than joy.

But instead of a gift guide, how about a prayer guide? Continue reading “A Prayer Guide for Advent”