Martyr of the Brown Scapular, Blessed Isidore Bakanja

July 16 is the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and the Brown Scapular.

ATX Catholic, Guadalupe Rodriguez: Blessed Isidore Bakanja is the first martyr of the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel whose feast we celebrate on Monday, July 16th.  Isidore Bakanja was a young black teenage martyr from the Boangi tribe in Zaire, Africa with plenty of zeal, valor, and faith for the gospel and Our Lady. Story is here.