Miracles: An Encyclopedia of People, Places, and Supernatural Events from Antiquity to the Present
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.
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Jason Paul Bourgeois (2016).
Scapular. Miracles: An Encyclopedia of People, Places, and Supernatural Events from Antiquity to the Present.