Like they say, God won’t take you if it’s not your time to go. And it’s apparently not your time to go if you’re wearing the Brown Scapular and haven’t had a chance to go to Confession and Communion.
Of course, it’s a bit worrisome to think that the promise may have been invoked on your behalf, because that’s a pretty dire circumstance… but it beats not having it and needing it!
It occurs to me that I should probably point out (lest the scapular wearer come upon my post!) that of course there are a lot of other reasons one might be summoned back to life by the Almighty; but that when one encounters a story about this exact sort of thing happening, it usually is a call to repentance. Especially among the Irish, because we love a dramatic interpretation, and escaping from Hell by the grace of God and His mom is nothing if not dramatic.