Those who wear this medal receive the graces of Christ magnified by Mary’s intercession. So great are these graces that it brings healings and conversions.
In 1830 the Blessed Mother appeared to St. Catherine Labouré and she showed St. Catherine the miraculous medal promising that those who wore it would receive great graces.
The medal is filled with rich symbolism about Mary and her great desire to intercede for and give grace to the world. It shows her standing on the head of the serpent pointing to her Immaculate Conception and her victory over sin. It shows her with hands open wide pouring out rays of graces that she obtains for souls.
The message is clear and beautiful, Mary, like Christ, eagerly wants to help us all. The medal itself is a sacramental that perpetuates our prayer that the Blessed Mother intercede for us, and she is delighted to do so day and night.
When the medal was made only a couple of years later it did not take long for countless accounts of associated miracles to pop up. Thus the medal was coined the “Miraculous Medal”.
Those who wear this medal receive the graces of Christ magnified by Mary’s intercession. So great are these graces that it brings healings and conversions. Of course, the medal is not magic or a good luck charm. Rather, the medal is a blessed instrument that guides our faith to Jesus through Mary.
Let us ask Mary to pray for us and all sinners, now and until the end of time. How great is our need, but how much greater is her and her son’s love.
“O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.