The scapular is an iconic Catholic symbol of piety, serving to remind the wearers of their commitment to live a Christian life.
The “devotional scapular” typically consists of two small (usually rectangular) pieces of cloth, wood or laminated paper, which may bear religious images or text. These are joined by two bands of cloth or chord and the wearer places one square on the chest, rests the bands around the sides of the neck and let the second square drop down the back.
In the 1917 reported apparitions of Our Lady of Fátima the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared “with a Rosary in one hand and a scapular in the other”. Sister Lúcia (one of the three Fátima children visionaries) stated that the Virgin Mary told her: “The Rosary and the Scapular are inseparable”.
In the United States “Scapular Magazine” helped enroll one million Americans to pray the Rosary based on the Fatima messages. The Rosary and the devotional scapular continue to be linked in the 21st century.
“Our devotional scapular of Fatima” is made of pewter, linked together with a chain to be worn around the neck. These beautiful round icons feature the Virgin Mary with Child on one medal and the Divine Mercy of Christ on the other.