Friends of the Rosary:
This Sunday, November 27, in addition to the First Sunday of Advent, was the feast of the Miraculous Medal, which represents the coming triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
On November 27, 1830, the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Catherine Laboure in a small chapel in Paris. Our Lady was clothed all in white. She was standing on the earth. Under one of her feet was the head of a green serpent, representing Satan.
In her hands, she held a golden ball surmounted by a cross, which represented the world. From rings on her fingers, rays as symbols of graces were emitted. These rays were shed upon those who ask for them.
The Holy Virgin asked St. Catherine Labouré, a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, to have a medal struck after this model. And promised: “All who wear the medal will receive great graces; they should wear it around the neck. Graces will abound for those who wear it with confidence.”
Since then, so many miracles have occurred for those who wore the medal.
Jesus, I Trust In You!
+ Mikel A. | RosaryNetwork.com, New York