Brown Scapular –This particular Brown Scapular is extremely sturdy and made to last. Attached to this Brown Scapular is a medal that qualifies as a Scapular Medal (Sacred Heart on one side and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel on the other side), but this medal is actually in the shape of a dog tag. A dog tag chain is included, in case one decides to just wear the dog tag shaped Scapular Medal.
“Dog tags” is an informal term for the identification tags worn by military personnel, because of their resemblance to animal registration tags. The tags are primarily used for the identification of dead and wounded soldiers. In a sense, the Brown Scapular (or Scapular Medal) is our “Catholic Dog Tag.” The Brown Scapular, revealed to St. Simon Stock in 1251, was a way for us, upon our death, to be identified as a child of God.Our Lady of Mt. Carmel said,“This will be the sign of the privilege that I have obtained for thee and for the children of Carmel; whoever dies clothed with this habit will be preserved from the eternal flames.”