The Green Scapular is the story of Sister Justine Bisqueyburu. An orphanin early life. She was adopted by a wealthy relative who left her his fortune.Her greatest day of joy was the 27th of November 1839, when she enteredthe novitiate of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul in Paris.Her sisters in religion are stationed in Maryland.
Ten years after the manifestation of the Miraculous Medal to SisterCatherine Laboure in 1830, the Blessed Virgin Mary entrusted the GreenScapular of the Immaculate Heart to Sister Justine Bisqueyburu.
The manner of using the Scapular was indicated by the Blessed Virgin.Since it is not the badge of a confraternity but simply a double imageattached to a single piece of cloth and suspended from a cord, investitureis not required. It suffices that it be blessed by a priest and worn bythe one for whom it is intended. It may be placed in the clothing, on thebed, or simply in the room.
The only prayer is the inscription surrounding the heart on the reverseof the Scapular:
"Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us sinners now and at the hour ofour death."
Although wonderful graces are obtained, they are proportionate to theconfidence with which it is given.
The Mother of GOD standing in all her beauty before the young noviceand returning again and again until the Scapular was made distributed.
The Green Scapular was twice approved by Pope Pius lX, in 1863 and againin 1870, when he said:
"Write to these good Sisters that I authorize them to make and distributeit."