Title

Scapular

Document Type

Encyclopedia Entry

Publication Date

1-11-2016

Publication Source

Miracles: An Encyclopedia of People, Places, and Supernatural Events from Antiquity to the Present

Abstract

Introduction: A scapular is a sacramental garment of the Catholic church, usually consisting of two pieces of sewn cloth attached by strings and worn over the shoulders with one piece hanging over the chest and the other hanging over the back. The scapular was originally a component of some religious habits, the set of garments worn by members of a religious order, but later a smaller version (usually one inch by two inches) began to be worn under the clothes by laypersons who wished to associate with a particular religious order.

ISBN/ISSN

9781610695985

Document Version

Postprint

Comments

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Publisher

ABC-CLIO

Place of Publication

Santa Barbara, CA


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