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What are the graces of the Miraculous Medal?

What are the graces of the Miraculous Medal?

Beneath the Cross, bar, and the M are two hearts side‐by‐side: the Sacred Heart of Jesus crowned with thorns and the Immaculate Heart of Mary pierced by a sword. The two hearts represent the love of Jesus and Mary for us.

What do the 12 stars on the Miraculous Medal mean?

The back of medal features an M, surmounted by a cross, with two hearts and 12 stars. The “M” is an abbreviation for “Mary”. The cross represents the sacrifice of Jesus. The two hearts are for the immaculate heart of the Virgin Mary and for the sacred heart of Jesus. The 12 stars symbolize the 12 apostles.

How did we get the Miraculous Medal?

In 1830 she was blessed with the apparitions of Mary Immaculate to which we owe the Miraculous Medal. Sister Catherine’s description of the apparition of Our Lady on November 27, 1830 makes it clear that the Medal originated with the Mother of God herself.

What does the M on the Miraculous Medal stand for?

Mary
The back of medal features an M, surmounted by a cross, with two hearts and 12 stars. The “M” is an abbreviation for “Mary”. The cross represents the sacrifice of Jesus. The two hearts are for the immaculate heart of the Virgin Mary and for the sacred heart of Jesus. The 12 stars symbolize the 12 apostles.

What saint is on the Miraculous Medal?

Catherine Labouré
The Medal of the Immaculate Conception, commonly called the Miraculous Medal, was manifested to Sister (now Saint) Catherine Labouré, a spiritual daughter of St. Louise de Marillac and St. Vincent de Paul. This took place in the chapel of the Motherhouse of the Daughters of Charity, 140 rue du Bac, Paris, France.

Do religious medals need to be blessed?

Any Catholic medal, Crucifix, candle, Rosary, or any other item used in prayer by an individual, does not ‘need’ to be blessed by a Priest or Deacon, but typically a blessing makes the item more meaningful to the individual and promotes more frequent prayer and other religious activities. 2 of 2 found this helpful.