About the Author

Francine’s great love for the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is very dear to her heart.

This beautiful gift is responsible for calling her into the Order of Carmel Discalced Secular Community, Sacred Heart of Jesus. There is a great need in our society for our children to be brought closer to Jesus and the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The Mother Prioress of the Monastery of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary asked the Secular Carmelite Community to embrace an apostolate to help renew this devotion within the Diocese of Paterson. Francine immediately wanted to be a part of this.

Being a catechist teacher, it is her hope that The little Brown Scapular Coloring Book will educate and consecrate our children to Mary’s Immaculate Heart. Hopefully, it will provide parishes, Catholic schools, catechist teachers and families with a tool for educating our children that will benefit them in their spiritual growth.