The scapular of St. Joseph belongs to the Capuchin Order and was approved by the Diocese of Verona by Decree of the Congregation of Rites in 1880. The scapular of St. Joseph serves as a reminder of the virtues of St. Joseph (humility, modesty, and purity), as well as to pray to St. Joseph, ask him for his prayers for the Church and to assist the dying. The scapular of St. Joseph is created from two violet colored wool pieces, on which are sewn two pieces of gold fabric of the same size, connected with white strings. On the front segment of gold cloth is the image of St. Joseph holding the child Jesus in his right arm with a stem of lilies in his left. Below this image is the inscription, “St. Joseph, patron of the Church, pray for us.” The other gold piece of fabric is decorated with the papal crown, above the crown is the dove, to represent the Holy Spirit, and below a cross with the keys of Peter and the inscription, “The Spirit of the Lord is his Guide.” As with all other scapulars it is recommended to have the scapular of St. Joseph blessed by a priest.
TYPES OF SCAPULARS: Scapular of the Most Blessed Trinity~~ Scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel~~Scapular of the Immaculate Conception~~Scapular of the Passion(Red)~~Scapular of St. Michael the Archangel~~Scapular of Conversion~~Scapular of St. Joseph~~Scapular of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus~~Five Fold Scapular~~Scapular of Our Lady of Guadalupe