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Jeff Whitmarsh wrote:

Hi guys,

I was just enrolled into the Scapular of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel and I want to participate accurately.

  • Is it OK to say the Rosary daily or should I pray the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary?

Thank You and God Bless,

Jeff Whitmarsh

  { Is it permissible to substitute the Rosary for the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary? }

Mike replied:

Hi Jeff,

Yes, you may substitute the Rosary for the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The following question and answer are from a MS Word hand-out I supply with all Brown Scapulars I send out. Visitors to our web site can get a Brown Scapular at Rose Scapular Company here.

Tell them Mike Humphrey from AskACatholic sent you!

What is the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary?

When the Sabbatine Privilege was first given, the Rosary was not as commonly practiced a devotion as it is today. The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a small “office” of prayers and readings honoring Our Lady. It is read every day, taking about 45 minutes to complete. As the Rosary became more widely used, it became common for permission to be granted by the Carmelites for the substitution of the Rosary for the Little Office.

Hope this helps,


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