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PASSION SCAPULAR

Red, with bands of red woolen material. On one half is a picture of the crucified Savior, with the implements of the Passion and the words, "Holy Passion of Jesus Christ, Save Us." Owes its origin to a vision granted to a Sister of Charity in 1846. Promoted by the Priests of the Mission. Approved by Pope Pius IX. Another scapular of the Passion is black, and is the badge of a confraternity associated with the Passionists. It bears on the front the words, "May the Passion of Jesus Christ be always in our hearts."

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

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