On July 16th, 1858, on the 18th and last apparition of Our Lady at Lourdes, She appeared to St. Bernadette, dressed as Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Likewise, on October 13th, 1917, Our Lady of Fatima appeared as Our Lady of Mount Carmel, holding the brown scapular in Her Hand, making Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta understand that She wants all of us to wear the Scapular. The wearing of the Brown Scapular, as Sr. Lucia stated, is consequently a sign of consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This consecration to Mary is a means of giving Her greater honour and love, and therefore a sign that God will grant us the grace of final perseverance. Pope Pius XII stared in 1950: "Let it (the Scapular) be your sign of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, which we are particularly urging in these perfidious times".
"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