Just one of many elements in the beauty of the Catholic faith are the wonderful sacramentals we have to our avail as reminders of our faith and dependence upon Christ our savior. The Monstrance, the rosary, holy water fonts, medals, the crucifix, and scapulars just to name a few. As a cradle Catholic, I know about scapulars from my childhood, had one that I never wore as a kid, but to my knowledge I have never seen anyone wear one. Well, actually, I have seen a mom wear one about a year ago. I know that they are very important and that our Blessed Mother instructed us about them and that we are to be wearing them and depending upon their prayers for strength and direction, but I need more information. A few years ago, as a homeschooling mom, I have many very devout Roman Catholics that are steeped in the traditions to glean from. I was ordering more curriculum from my favorite resource, All Catholic Books.com, and Mark Bonds the owner has a separate link for the miraculous medal and green scapulars. I checked into the green scapulars and found out that they are for the sick and conversion. I quickly purchased 10 with my book order. When they arrived, I put on under my husband's side of the bed, he is a protestant, and gave a few away to sick. Of course, I knew enough to get them blessed by a priest before giving them away. Recently, I saw a blog post from somewhere in our Catholic blogger community that talked about scapulars and asked the question: Do you wear one? I was in a hurry and didn't link to it, but I would like to know how fellow Catholics today are using them. I purchased a brown one for myself and my two daughters. I have been wearing mine, until one of the strings broke during the night. For those of you that are devoted to them and their usage, please give me some advice on how to wear, pray, and maintain one.