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HELP OF THE SICK, SCAPULAR

The badge of a confraternity, founded in 1860, associated with the Society of St. Camillus, patron of hospitals. It is black, with a picture of the Blessed Virgin. Approved by Popes Pius IX and Leo XIII.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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