- The symbol of membership in the Lay Carmelite Order is the large Ceremonial Scapular,
with the letters BVM in front and IHS on the back, a constant reminder to the members of
their incorporation into and union with the entire family of Carmel. For everyday use, a
scapular, eight inches long by six inches wide, a smaller cloth scapular or the scapular
medal may be worn. A cloth scapular is recommended.
- A full habit, consisting of a dark brown tunic with black belt, a dark brown scapular
and white mantle, may be worn for burial.
- The ceremonial scapular is worn at public functions of the community. For special
ministries, an individual may choose to wear the ceremonial scapular and/or a small
Carmelite Coat of Arms pin.
- Members who make a profession of vows in the Lay Carmelite Order may wear a ring as a
sign of their vowed commitment.