A Medal Approved by the Papacy
The brown scapular is a popular devotion to Mary. Many people wear one as a sign of Mary’s constant protection and intercession on their behalf. In 1910, Pope St. Pius X introduced a scapular medal which may be substituted in most cases for any of the various scapulars. Valid enrollment in the scapulars must, however, be made before the substitution.
Here is the translated decree from the Holy Office:
“For the future all the faithful already inscribed or who shall be inscribed in one or other of the real Scapulars approved by the Holy See (excepting those which are proper to the Third Orders) by what is known as regular enrollment may, instead of the cloth scapulars, one or several, wear on their persons, either round the neck or otherwise, provided it be in a becoming manner, a single medal of metal, through which, by the observance of laws laid down for each scapular, they shall be enabled to share in and gain all the spiritual favors (not excepting what is known as the Sabbatine Privilege of the Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel), and all the privileges attached to each.
“The right side of this medal must show the image of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Jesus Christ, showing His Sacred Heart, and the obverse that of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary. It must be blessed with a separate blessing for each of the scapulars in which the person has been enrolled and for which the wearer wishes it to suffice. Finally, these separate blessings may be given by a single sign of the cross (<unico crucis signo>), whether in the act of enrollment or later at the convenience of those enrolled, it matters not how long after the enrollment or in what order they may have taken place; the blessing may be given by a priest other than the one who made the enrollment, as long as he possesses the faculty, ordinary, or delegated, of blessing the different scapulars—the limitations, clauses, and conditions attached to the faculty he uses still holding their force. All things to the contrary, even those calling for special mention, notwithstanding” (Holy Office, Rome, December 16, 1910).
- Design: Scapular Medal
- Pendant: Solid White Bronze
- Chain: 22in Steel Rope Chain
- Claps: Steel Lobster Clasp
The Mission of In Via
In Via rosaries and pendants are hand-designed and cast in a variety of metals in the USA. In Via’s founder, Christian J.L., worked with several master jewelers across the U.S. before narrowing it down to one craftsman who could capture the intricate detail of his designs. We’re proud to offer them as a premium rosary option, one that reflects the beauty of Christ and Our Lady.
We believe in the power of high-quality prayer items to bring intentionality to our lives. But the story of In Via is what really touched our hearts. Christian has made it his mission to personally deliver durable paracord rosaries to the homeless people in his area who need them.
For every prayer piece you purchase, Christian gives one paracord rosary away. With your purchase, you participate in a beautiful mission to wrap the poor in Our Lady’s comfort.