Tagged: brown scapular

7 QT: Fatima, Saints, and Prayers

1. Pete Socks at Patheos recently reviewed my book, Fatima: The Apparition That Changed the World:  This year marks the 100th anniversary of Our Lady appearing to three shepherd children in the small town of Fatima Portugal. As such a number of books are being released to mark the occasion. A few of them I will review here. Today we will take a look at...

Saint Simon Stock: Recipient of the Brown Scapular

The saint of the day for May 16, Saint Simon Stock, was born in Aylesford in County Kent, England in 1165. Although we know little about Simon Stock’s early life, tradition has it that starting at age twelve, he lived as a hermit. He received the name “stock” because he lived in the hollowed trunk or stock of an oak tree. He ate herbs, roots,...