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Szkaplerz – Ikonografia przedstawień
A scapular-iconography

Author(s): Jolanta Wasilewska
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Social history
Published by: Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II - Wydział Teologii
Keywords: scapular; type of a scapular; scapular medal; habit; iconography; the Carmel

Summary/Abstract: The creation of a small scapular was the result of the process of forming brotherhoods and third orders. As a consequence, lay people have been able to wear a scapular as an outward sign referring to religious clothing, which became a symbol of the garment of salvation and divine protection. A small scapular consists of two square or rectangular pieces of woollen cloth (other forms are not allowed). One piece of the scapular should, hung on the back, the other should fall on the chest, they should be joined by ribbons in such a way that you can put them on over your head. The Catholic Church adopted 23 types of small scapulars and scapular medals worn by the lay faithful.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 105
  • Page Range: 329-343
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish
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