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The Miraculous Medal - a gift from heaven

The Medal of the Immaculate Conception, popularly known as the Miraculous Medal, is unique among all medals. It was designed by the Blessed Mother herself! No wonder, then, that it wins such extraordinary graces for those who wear it and pray for Mary's intercession and help. Our Lady manifested the medal to Sister (now Saint) Catherine Laboure on November 27, 1830 at the motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul in Paris. Catherine saw Our Lady standing on a globe, with dazzling rays of light streaming from her outstretched hands. Framing the figure was an inscription:

O, Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.

Then Mary spoke to Catherine:

"Have a medal struck upon this model. Those who wear it will receive great graces, especially if they wear it around the neck."

The Medal of the Immaculate Conception, popularly known as the Miraculous Medal, is unique among all medals. It was designed by the Blessed Mother herself! No wonder, then, that it wins such extraordinary graces for those who wear it and pray for Mary's intercession and help. Our Lady manifested the medal to Sister (now Saint) Catherine Laboure on November 27, 1830 at the motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul in Paris. Catherine saw Our Lady standing on a globe, with dazzling rays of light streaming from her outstretched hands. Framing the figure was an inscription:


With approval of the Church, the first medals were made in 1832 and were distributed in Paris. Almost immediately the blessings that Mary had promised began to shower down on those who wore her Medal, and soon all of France was clamoring for what the people referred to as the "Miraculous Medal." Within a few years, millions of the medals had been distributed throughout France. Use of the Medal spread from country to country and now blankets the world. Everywhere the Medal is still drawing down from God golden blessings for body and soul!

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