Before enrolling in the brown Scapular, the priest blesses the Scapular with this prayer: "O Lord Jesus Christ, Saviour of mankind, by Thy right hand sanctify + this scapular which Thy servant will devoutly wear for love of Thee and of Thy Blessed Mother, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, so that through Her intercession he may be protected from the wickedness of evil spirits, and persevere in Thy grace until death, Thou who livest and reignest forever and ever. Amen."
He then imposes the Brown Scapular, praying: "Receive this blessed Scapular, and ask the Most Holy Virgin that by Her merits it may be worn with no stain of sin, protect you from all harm and bring you to everlasting life. Amen."
"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