OUR LADY OF THE MIRACULOUS MEDAL.
Short history and prayer
In 1830 in France, St. Catherine Laboure was visited by the Blessed Virgin Mary three times. During the second apparition, St. Catherine saw our Lady standing on a globe with rays of light streaming from her hands and the words, “O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee.” Our Lady told St. Catherine to have a medal made. The medals were called the Medal of the Immaculate Conception and, because many favors were given to the people wearing the medal, it became the Miraculous Medal.
PRAYER TO OUR IMMACULATE LADY
OF THE MIRACULOUS MEDAL.
O Virgin Mother of God, Mary Immaculate, We dedicate and consecrate ourselves to you under the title of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. May this Medal be for each one of us a sure sign of your affection for us and a constant reminder of our duties toward you. Ever while wearing it, may we be blessed by your loving protection and preserved in the grace of your Son. O Most Powerful Virgin, Mother of Our Savior, keep us close to you every moment of our lives. Obtain for us, your children, the grace of a happy death; so that in union with you, we may enjoy the bliss of Heaven forever.