Well, actually, I did: but I'd posted about it before. CatholicChoice, on Twitter, asked "Do you remember or know the Catholic tradition on the Brown Scapular?" and linked to FreeBrownScapular.com, The Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. There's a pretty good writeup on the brown scapular there.
And, yes: I've heard of it. And the green scapular.
I wore a green scapular for a while, years back. I did not formally begin a devotion to that - or the brown scapular. But yeah, I know about them.
Starting in Lent, a couple years or so back, I've been wearing a small crucifix around my neck. It's the parish priest's idea: he said we should have something visible, to show our faith.
That's 'last year's' crucifix. The one I've got on now is the one my son gave me after this Lent. He'd been praying for me. It's a different design, but about the same size: a little over an inch and a half tall.
What I like about these 'chaplet' crucifixes is that they're visible. Sauk Centre is a quite Catholic community, so I'm hardly 'being brave,' wearing a crucifix. That's not the point.
What I figure is, it doesn't hurt to have another man walking around town with something around his neck that says 'I'm a Catholic' to anybody who bothers to look.
Might even do some good.
- "Public Displays of Devotion, a Diverted Flight, and Me"
(January 21, 2010)