6 – The scapular that saved the Carmelite in the Holy Land
In 1944 a Carmelite missionary in the Holy Land was called to minister the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. The driver, who was an Arab, sent him down about six kilometers before the scene, because the road was too dangerous because of the mud on the road. And it was so much that, after walking a few miles, the missionary felt his feet sinking deeper and deeper into the mud, until he slipped into a mud pit and began to sink. He immediately remembered Our Lady and her scapular; kissed him, looked up at Mount Carmel, and cried out,
“Our Lady of Carmel! Holy Mother! Help me! Save me! ”
All he remembers is that, then, he found himself on firm ground.
“I know that I was saved by the Blessed Virgin through her brown scapular. I lost my shoes in that mud. I was almost covered in mud, but I managed to walk the remaining three kilometers, always praising our Lady. ”