Our Lady gave St. Simon a scapular for the Carmelites with the following promise: Receive, My beloved son, this habit of thy order. This shall be to thee and to all Carmelites a privilege, that whosoever dies clothed in this shall never suffer eternal fire….It shall be a sign of salvation, a protection in danger, and a pledge of peace.
Saint Simon Stock, an Englishman, died at Bordeaux in the mid-thirteenth century. He has been venerated in the Carmelite Order for his personal holiness and his devotion to Our Lady. A liturgical celebration in his honor was observed locally in the fifteenth century, and later extended to the whole Order.