To associate the faithful, who were not Oblates of Saint Benedict, in a certain measure with the Benedictine Order, a confraternity of Saint Benedict was founded in the second half of the nineteenth century, at first by the English Congregation. Reception is effected by the enrollment of the members and investment with a small blessed scapular of black cloth. One of the segments usually has a picture of Saint Benedict but no picture is necessary. The confraternity was endowed with indulgences by Pope Leo XIII in 1882 and 1883.
- “Scapular of Saint Benedict”. . Saints.SQPN.com. 12 June 2010. Web. 22 July 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/scapular-of-saint-benedict/>