Thursday, May 19, 2011

Mel Gibson Still Wears His Scapular

From The Eponymous Flower:
"Some of us never take them off, not even in the shower. Who cares about stars anyway? Well, Mel Gibson is one of the most significant creative artists of our age, such as it is, and he's still got the Faith, even if he is a bit broken down inside. He still has a devotion to the Blessed Mother, the Carmelites and St. Simon Stock, and so should you.

After failing to appear at a press conference at the Cannes Film Festival for his upcoming film, "The Beaver", Gibson is depicted here wearing a Scapular, or a religious garment that consists of two brown pieces of wool attached to a string worn around the neck. From the looks of it, this is a really cheap one he's worn for ages, it's tied around his neck, the brown colored tag of fabric hanging down.  It has an image of St. Simon Stock or St. Micheal the Archangel defeating the Devil, with an inscription which reads, "Whoever wears this scapular shalt not suffer eternal fire". It's a promise associated with the scapular that whoever wears it piously and follows its promises will be taken to heaven.

Photo from the Daily Fail.

Edited for clairity."


Pablo the Mexican said...

I visited an old lady in Mexico City that had been stricken dumb for about three months; she was very ill and bedridden.

All she could do was moan. No one understood what she was trying to say.

Everyone death watching her were grieving and depressed.

When I saw her scapular, I got a Priest to come over and give her Extreme Unction.

The next day, I paid her a visit.

Her daughter that was sitting on her bed, told me she slept like a baby during the night. No moaning.

The old lady looked up at me, smiled, and died.

I was thrown back by this.

It is our Mother's promise that she will bring her Son with her to collect someone's soul that dies in a state of grace wearing a scapular.

I have been before the Blessed Sacrament many times, but the Blessed Sacrament, and His Mommie?

I am so happy the old lady perservered until her end.

I am grateful God used a donkey like me to get things done.

Blessed be God in all His angels, and all His Saints.

I pray Mr. Gibson recieves the graces this old lady recieved.


belinda said...

Part of Mels problem is his enviroment where people are willing to make consessions with their lives and faith.

I saw it first hand twice. So sad to wittness.