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The Medal Of Immaculate Conception: The Meaning & Miracles

The Medal Of Immaculate Conception: The Meaning & Miracles

The Medal of Immaculate Conception popularly known as the Miraculous Medal comes directly from the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God and our Mother; it is a gift from heaven which has never ceased to effect marvels of grace throughout the entire world. This medal is a very simple and very efficacious means to benefit from the protection of Mary in all our necessities, both spiritual and temporal.

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“How The Miraculous Medal Changed My Life” – Fr. John Hardon

“How The Miraculous Medal Changed My Life” – Fr. John Hardon


Below is from a talk Fr. John Hardon has given various times.

One of the most memorable experiences that I ever had was with the Miraculous Medal! It changed my life.

In the fall of 1948, the year after my ordination, I was in what we call the Tertianship. This is a third year of Novitiate before taking final vows.
In October of that year, a Vincentian priest came to speak to us young Jesuit priests. He encouraged us to obtain faculties, as they are called, to enroll people in the Confraternity of the Miraculous Medal. Among other things, he said, “Fathers, the Miraculous Medal works. Miracles have been performed by Our Lady through the Miraculous Medal.”

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Usain Bolt, World’s Fastest Man & His Gold Miraculous Medal

Usain Bolt, World’s Fastest Man & His Gold Miraculous Medal

One gold medal Usain Bolt consistently wears is his gold “Miraculous Medal”

Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt

With 3 gold medals from the London Olympics in 2008 and another 3 gold medals from the Beijing Olympics in 2012, world’s fastest man Usain Bolt a devout Catholic is know to always wear a miraculous medal.

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt who recently won gold in the men’s 100m race in Rio is known for making the sign of the Cross before every race, he wear a his gold miraculous medal even during race.

“The Miraculous Medal” is a Catholic devotional medal, given to Saint Catherine Laboure in a vision in 1830. The medal, said to be designed by Our Lady herself, bears the words, “O Mary! conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!” over an image ov Mary standing upon  a half globe, hands raised up to her waist, fingers giving off rays of light.

On the reverse side of the medal are twelve stars encircling a large “M” from which arises a cross. Below are two hearts with flames arising from them. Thorns encircle one heart and a sword pierces the other.

In the vision, Our Lady promised that “those who wear it will receive great graces, especially if they wear it around the neck.”

The Miracles Of Lourdes: The St. Bernadette Story

The Miracles Of Lourdes: The St. Bernadette Story

In February 1858 the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to a 14-year-old girl called Bernadette Soubirous (now St. Bernadette) in the remote Grotto of Massabielle.

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Our Lady of Lourdes Image

On 11 February 1858, Bernadette Soubirous was out gathering firewood with her sister and another friend at the grotto of Massabielle outside Lourdes, Bernadette saw the first of 18 visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The other girls saw nothing. The apparition did not identify herself until the 17th vision, and until then Bernadette called her simply ‘Aquero’ (‘she’ in the local dialect).

On the ninth vision, the lady told Bernadette to drink from the spring that flowed under the rock.

Although there was no known spring there, and the ground was hard and dry, Bernadette assumed the lady meant that the spring was underground. She did as she was told and dug into the dirt, and a spring appeared which continues flowing to this day. The water of the spring pocesses miraculous healing properties; in the 145 years since then, about 70 cures have been verified by the Lourdes Bureau as “inexplicable”, but only after extremely rigorous scientific and medical examinations failed to find any other explanations.

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