The Medal of the Immaculate Conception, commonly called the Miraculous Medal, was manifested to St. Catherine Laboure’ in the chapel of the Motherhouse of the Daughters of Charity in Paris, France, on November 27, 1830.  During her novitiate she received manifestations of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament and visions of Mary Immaculate to which we owe the Miraculous Medal.  It is clear from the description of the apparition of our Lady that the Medal originated with the Mother of God, herself.  While watching the vision of the medal, she heard an interior voice, “These rays symbolize the graces I shed upon those who ask for them.  The gems from which rays do not fall are the graces for which we forget to ask.  All who wear it will receive great graces; they should wear it around the neck.”

FEAST DAY:  November 27