The Protective Scapular: legend of a blessed protection

Scapular Fromagerie SistiHere’s an interesting little legend/tradition about the ‘Protective Scapular’.
In order to protect the flocks of sheep and goats, the shepherds used a scapular.
They cut off a tip of a goat’s or ram’s horn, and put a blessed branch of an olive tree inside of it. They could also add a small cross, a piece of coal from Christmas day, or a statue of St Anthony or the Virgin Mary. Afterwards, they closed the horn with a cork, and hung it on to the collar of the leader of the flock.
Source: Fromagerie Sisti ©

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