The Green Scapular was given to the world by Our Lady on September 8, 1840. On that day our Blessed Mother appeared to Sr. Justine Bisqueyburu, a religious of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, and promised that this Scapular would contribute to the conversion of souls, particularly those who have no faith, and would procure for them a happy death. The evil one has no power over whoever wears it. Our Lady affirmed: "I shall bless all hearts on earth who spread devotion to my Green Scapular. It is my Immaculate Heart". The prayer written on it should be said at least once a day: "Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death". The person who gives the scapular can hide it in the clothing of the obstinate sinner, and pray this prayer every day for his conversion.
"The inner life of another that is known to God alone becomes to a much less degree open to us through friendship. It partially fills the desire of our incomplete, lonely hearts for completeness in another. Friendship brings out the best in a person through forgetfulness of self." - St. Thomas Aquinas