“And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden. For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed.”
–Luke 1: 46-48
This feast day commemorates the date when Mary visited St. Catherine Laboure in 1830 in Paris, France. There, Our Lady gave St. Catherine the image of the miraculous medal and asked her to have a medal struck out of it. She told Catherine that great graces would flow for those who wore the medal. Originally, the medal didn’t have a name. However, that changed pretty quickly. St. Catherine had the medal made, and hundreds of thousands of people requested their own medal to wear around their necks. Great graces were poured out over all those who wore the medal. Several miracles were attributed to this medal, and it very quickly received its name.
Live It! Practical Tip of the Week: Get a Miraculous Medal and have it blessed by a priest. Wear it around your neck, and God will do miraculous things in your life.
O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.