Friends of the Rosary:
Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal is commemorated today.
We recall when Our Lady appeared to St. Catherine Labouré and revealed to her the images of the miraculous medal.
In the year 1830, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to St. Catherine Labouré, a Daughter of Charity in Paris, and told her that God had a mission for her.
The Holy Virgin held her hands outstretched in the manner of a loving mother. On her fingers were rings with gems that emitted rays of light.
She told St. Catherine: “These rays symbolize the graces I shed upon those who ask for them. The gems from which rays do not fall are the graces for which souls forget to ask.”
Framing the image in an oval were the words, “O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.”
St. Catherine then saw an image of an M upon which was a cross. Underneath the M was Our Lord’s heart crowned with thorns and Our Lady’s heart pierced by a sword.
Surrounding this image were 12 stars. Upon the globe at her feet, Mary stood atop the serpent’s head.
The Blessed Virgin instructed St. Catherine to have a medal made of these images, and she promised many graces to all who wore it.
Jesus, I Trust In You!
St. Catherine Labouré, Pray for Us!
To Jesus through Mary!
+ Mikel A. | RosaryNetwork.com, New York