Our Lady of Mount Carmel - Tuscany Statue
Made of alabaster. Gift boxed.
*NOTE: Coloring on the gown is much lighter, more a brown and cream and much less yellow. New image to come when available.
Saint Simon Stock, turned with confidence to the Blessed Mother of God. As he knelt in prayer on July 16, 1251, Mary appeared before him and presented him with the well-known Brown Scapular, a loose sleeveless garment destined for the order of Carmel, reaching from the shoulders to the knees. It was given as an assurance, for all who died wearing it, of her Heavenly protection from eternal death. An extraordinary promise indeed, but one requiring a life of prayer and sacrifice. Devotion to the Blessed habit spread quickly throughout the Christian world.
Pope after Pope enriched it with indulgences, and innumerable miracles put their seal upon its efficacy. The first of them was worked at Winchester on a man dying in despair, who when the Scapular was laid upon him by Saint Simon Stock at once asked for the sacraments base reads: Madonna del carmine (Our Lady of Mt.Carmel