Shane Kapler

Shane Kapler is an American author and evangelist based in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. For many years he has been involved in the catechesis of adults and youth. He has authored many books, including The Biblical Roots of Marian Consecration, published by TAN Books.


Is the Brown Scapular “Biblical”?

On its face, the question sounds ridiculous. Anyone even vaguely familiar with the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel knows that the small, woolen sacramental goes back to Carmelite St. Simon Stock’s vision of 1251 A.D. The earliest account, in the Carmelite Sanctoral, recorded how the Blessed Mother showed St. Simon the Scapular…


Marriage as an Analogy for Marian Consecration

The idea of “consecrating” oneself to Mary, meaning to entrust one’s life and success as a disciple of Christ to Mary’s love and intercession, may seem strange to many within the Catholic Church, not to mention our large number of separated brothers and sisters. Why would God want to unite our hearts with Mary’s? Why…