November 27, 2014
Sharing the Mission
On November 27, 1830 Mary appeared to St Catherine Laboure in the motherhouse of the Daughters of Charity in Paris. The Blessed Mother was standing on a globe with streams of light coming from her hands. Around her were the words “O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.” Sister Catherine was told that a medal was to be made of this picture. Soon, because of all the wonderful graces obtained by those who wore the medal, it was called the “Miraculous Medal.” The Vincentian Family has always been rooted in a special devotion to Mary, and the Miraculous Medal is one of our treasured gifts.
Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal intercede for us as we come to the foot of the altar with the cries of the world, Pray for us who have recourse to you. In solidarity with those who cannot voice their own cries for healing, compassion, and strength, we say, Pray for us who have recourse to you. Accompanying the oppressed peoples of the world, we say, Pray for us who have recourse to you.