The Miraculous Medal was created in response to a request from the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The Meaning of the Miraculous Medal

Mary's Design Symbolizes Key Elements of the Catholic Faith

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November 27 marked the 177th anniversary of the Medal of the Immaculate Conception, popularly known by Catholics the world over as the Miraculous Medal. The Miraculous Medal has a special place in the hearts of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception, since it paved the way for the Church's official declaration of the dogma in 1854.

The medal is striking because Our Lady herself presented the familiar design.

The front of the medal depicts Mary standing on a globe, with the head of a serpent beneath her feet. Circling the oval-shaped medal is the signature, "O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee." On the reverse, twelve stars surround a large "M," from which a cross arises. Below the "M," the medal depicts two flaming hearts. The left heart, circled with thorns, represents Jesus. The right heart, pierced by a sword, symbolizes Mary.

An Unlikely Helper
By what intervention and through what vessel did the Blessed Mother convey the design of this medal? As in the case of The Divine Mercy revelations to St. Faustina, a young, unassuming nun in 1930s Poland, once again God chose an unlikely helper. Nearly 100 years earlier, He selected a 24-year-old novice in the community of Sisters known as the Daughters of Charity, Paris, France, in 1830.

The extraordinary story begins on the night of July 18, 1830, when a mysterious child awakens Sister Catherine Laboure. The child leads her to the convent's chapel. There, Sister Catherine sees the Virgin Mary, sitting in a chair. She kneels beside Mary, and rests her hands in the Virgin's lap. The two speak for several hours. During the conversation, Mary promises she will return and give the young nun "a mission." The child leads Catherine back to her bed. Catherine hears the clock strike 2 a.m., July 19.

A little more than four months later, Sister Catherine learns what Mary wants.

During her evening meditation on Nov. 27, 1830, Catherine has a vision of Mary standing in a position similar to the depiction on the medal. Later, the vision changes to include the inscription found on the front side of the medal.

Mary speaks to Catherine, saying, "Have a medal struck upon this model. Those who wear it will receive great graces, especially if they wear it around their neck."

Iconic Attraction
It was as Mary said. The medal's effects were immediate.

The first medals were made in 1832 and distributed throughout Paris. According to the Association of the Miraculous Medal, the blessings that Mary promised "began to shower down" on wearers of the medal. The devotion spread rapidly. In 1836, a Church investigation declared the apparitions to be genuine.

Since Mary asked Catherine to have the medal struck, devotion to the Miraculous Medal has spread the world over, the image having achieved iconic stature.

But what does the medal mean? In answering that, one discovers why it works.

The Front Side
• Mary stands on a globe, crushing a serpent beneath her feet. Describing the original vision, Catherine said the Blessed Mother appeared radiant as a sunrise, "in all her perfect beauty."
• Rays shoot out from Mary's hands, which she told Catherine, "... symbolize the graces I shed upon those who ask for them."
• Words from the vision form an oval frame around Mary: "O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee."
Seen as a matrix, the elements of the front design encapsulate major Marian tenets:

Quality of Our Lady As Illustrated by the Medal
• Mother Her open arms, the "recourse" we have in her
• Immaculate The words, "conceived without sin"
• Assumed into Heaven She stands on the globe
• Mediatrix Rays from her hands symbolizing "graces"
• Our Protection Crushes the serpent (Gn. 3:15)

The Reverse Side
• A cross-and-bar surmounts a large, bold "M"
• 12 stars disperse around the perimeter
• Two hearts are depicted underneath the "M," the left lapped with a crown of thorns, the right skewed by a sword. From each, a flame emanates from the top. Again, employing a grid analysis, we can see how the reverse-side design contains great symbolism reflecting major tenets of the Catholic faith.

Design Element and its Catholic Meaning
• The large letter "M" — Mary as Mother, Mediatrix.
• Cross and bar — Jesus' cross of Redemption.
• 12 stars — 12 Apostles, who formed the first Church.
• Left Heart — The Sacred Heart, who died for our sins.
• Right Heart — The Immaculate Heart, who intercedes for us.
• Flames — The burning love Jesus and Mary have for us.

The Association of the Miraculous Medal, in Perryville, Mo., notes that there is no superstition or magic connected with the Miraculous Medal, nor is it "a good luck charm." Rather, it is "a testimony to faith and the power of trusting prayer. Its greatest miracles are those of patience, forgiveness, repentance, and faith."

To obtain a free Miraculous Medal, write to the Association of the Miraculous Medal, 1811 W. St. Joseph St., Perryville, MO, 63775.

Dan Valenti writes for numerous publications of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception, both online and in print. He also authors "Dan Valenti's Journal," which can be found at thedivinemercy.org.

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Joyce Panacci - Jan 12, 2008

Such a beautiful story about the Miraculous Medal- thank you so very much and I now know what every symbol means. Thank You again.

Nilda Pascual, Los Angeles - Jan 13, 2008

I have a great devotion to our Lady of Miraculous Medal so thank you very much for the simplicity of your explanation but very powerful.

Elaine Murray - Feb 10, 2008

Hello,

My son held a Miraculous Medal in his hand throughout nine hours of surgery to remove a bullet from his chest,
unknown to his Doctors or emergency room nurses. In desperation, I had placed the Miraculous Medal alongside him, on his stretcher in the Emergency Room, just before he went into surgery which lasted nine hours. The bullet went through his chest, passed between the two arteries to his heart! The bullet tore though the diaphragm, past the liver and struck the tenth rib, lodging there. The bullet was not removed until a second surgery the next day. However, after the first surgery, the Miraculous Medal was returned to me by the Police Officer who was with my son throughout the surgery. The Officer told me that at the end of the surgery, when the anethestic was removed, that my son's hand relaxed. The Officer told me he heard a clink on the floor and bent down - to pick up a medal! This, after waiting in the surgery for nine hours to get the bullet which was not removed until the next day! The Officer asked me if I had given it to my son and I said that I had placed it on the stretcher near him before he went into surgery. I asked him if her knew what it was and he said that he was married to a Catholic.

I did not know that my son was even aware that I had left the Miraculous Medal on his stretcher. He had found it before surgery and held it in his hand throughout the surgery!! The surgeon later told me himself, that it was truly a miracle that my son lived through this shooting. He was aware that the Medal had been found on the floor when the Surgery was complete.

I believe that Our Lady saved my son, as I prayed with great fervor for my son to be spared. My son did not even know the young man who shot him, he had never met him before the shooting! My son simply tried to prevent the young man who shot him from hurting anyone else and instead he was shot himself!

I have always had a great devotion to Our Lady, my lifetime in fact. My son is very well today and is working with the federal government, he wasted no time on feeling any anger against his assailant, nor did I. The young man, however, who shot my son was incarcerated for the crime. The shooting took place on January 1, 2001.

I wear this Miraculous Medal around my neck to this very day.

I will thank Our Lady always so much for the gift of my son's life.

Elaine Murray

SHAWN - Feb 10, 2008

OH, MARY, CONCEIVED WITHOUT SIN, PRAY FOR US NOW, AND AT THE HOUR OF OUR DEATH!

MAY, MARY, THE IMMACUALTE CONCEPTION BE OUR HEALTH AND PROTECTION! wE LOVE YOU MOTHER!

HOLY MARY MOTHER OF GOD, PRAY FOR US SINNERS NOW AND AT THE HOUR OF OUT DEATH... - Feb 14, 2008

I LOVE AND ADORE THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD. SHE ALWAYS INTERCEEDES FOR ME AND MY FAMILY. HOLY MOTHER, MY PROTECTOR. SHE ALWAYS COMES TO ASSIST ME WITH MY NEEDS. I ALSO PRAY THAT THE HOLY MOTHER SENDS ST. MICHAEL TO PROTECT ME AND MY SON - ALWAYS.
I LOVE THE HOLY MARY MOTHER OF GOD.
THANK YOU JESUS FOR SENDING HER TO US.

M. O. - Feb 20, 2008

I am a Rosary Apostolate since 2006 - we teach rosaries to the students at school. Last May 15, 2007, the students and Rosary Apostolate presented re-enactment of the request of Mother Mary through St Catherine Laboure re Miraculous Medal. It was such a bautiful play/drama of the young students, while later on we culminated the celebration with the students praying a living rosary.

Luisa from New York - Nov 16, 2008

It's such a simple and beautiful story of the Miraculous Medal. Now I appreciate the Blessed Mother even more in my life and I know she give me graces and favors and protects me. Thank you Mother for your Love and protection.

MARIA-PAZ M. HERRERO - Nov 30, 2008


I have a great devotion to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. In fact, last Nov. 27 I went to the new church of Our Lady. It is not fully finished.
I havee to thank Our Blessed Mother for all the blessings upon me, husband and family.I use her medal everyday and plan to buy a lot of medals to give to anyone in need or not even in need. To always pray to her.
By reading your article, I know more about the medal.
What makes it so great, is, that it was designed by Our Blessed Mother herself.

Mary'sChild - Mar 2, 2009

Thank you for explaining the origin of the Miraculous Medal.I have worn it round my neck for many years without knowing its power.Today I posted 2 medals to friends I made on holiday to Goa,as they expressed a wish to have one seeing the one I wore round my neck.Now I will be able to tell them how our Holy Mother commissioned St Catherine Laboure to have the medal made and its powerful use.As I am extremely concerned about my sons lifestyle and lack of faith in Mary and Jesus I ask the friends of the Immaculate Conception to pray for him.I intend to put the Miraculous Medal into his belongings when he next visits me and I am sure Mary Our Holy Mother willbe his special Mediatrix.She will implore Her Son Jesus and bring back my son to Him.Pray for this miracle please
that Jesus may call him{my son] to serve in His vineyard, and become His
instrument in saving souls like himself.

Donna - Dec 7, 2009

Could someone please tell me where I can buy this Miraculous Medal from???
I have searched the internet but cannot locate this particular one. I wish to purchase quite a few of them. If anyone can point me in the right direction I would be very grateful.

Eileen Rivera - Jun 28, 2011

Thankyou. I have a great devotion to our Blessed Mother. She will always lead you to Jesus. I am going to wear the Miraculous Medal because I beleive Our Lady will help me to hate any kind of sin and the graces I will need to stay away from sin. God Bless.

Jan M - May 28, 2012

I don't remember how I obtained this medal, but I remember that ever since I've had it, I've wondered what the word "recourse" meant. Tonight, I researched the medal and the true meaning. I don't always remember everything, but how did I get this? I am not worthy Lord, but only say the word, and I will be healed"

Pat - Jun 24, 2012

My brother was never without his MM. n I was called to the hospital that he was dying> I arrived too late, he was already gone, but I noticed hhe didn't have his medal around his neck. I asked about it; no one knew where it was. I started looking in my handbag for a rosary when I came across at the very bottom of my purse, a MM, which I had forgotten I had. I put it in his hand.
The day of his funeral, we arrived at the Church early. I stayed at the back until the Mass was ended and then, lo and behold, the Pastor and attendees prayed the Devotion to the Miraculous Medal. I knew this was a sign that John had been met on his deathbed by the Blessed Mother. The funeral Mass for him was so beautiful because I just knew in my heart he was with his Blessed Mother.

cathy - Sep 8, 2012

Thank you for the answers u have given me. I have worn my mary since i was about 17. I am almost 30 now. It was given to me by my mother who just wanted to keep me safe. We are not catholic, but it gave her peace of mind. I can honestly say that because of my mary i have come through some hard times. With my prayes and wishes i keep her in my hands and most of them have been answered.

Miraculous Medal - Sep 23, 2012

Thank you

THE ROSARY AND THE MIRACULOUS MEDAL PRAYER CONNECTION - Oct 13, 2012

I wish to share an observation I made years ago while reciting the rosary during a First Friday evening devotion to the Blessed Sacrament. For some reason I was prompted to count the number of letters in the Miraculous Medal Prayer. At first I used the digits on my hands and came up with two different answers. Something told me to use the Rosary beads instead. The result was that there are 54 letters--the same as the number of beads in the main body of the Rosary, ten Hail Marys and four Our Fathers. A few years ago at Easter, I was thinking about the apparition and realized that the Blessed Virgin was most likely speaking to Saint Catherine in French. I looked up the inscription in French, and it also contains 54 letters. Since then, when I finish each decade, I recite the Miraculous Medal Prayer along with the others.

THE ROSARY AND THE MIRACULOUS MEDAL CONNECTION - Oct 13, 2012

THE ROSARY AND THE MIRACULOUS MEDAL PRAYER
ENGLISH--
"O MARY CONCEIVED WITHOUT SIN PRAY FOR US WHO HAVE RECOURSE TO THEE"
FRENCH--
"O MARIE CONCUE SANS PECHE PRIEZ POUR NOUS QUI AVONS RECOURS A VOUS"

54 letters in the Miraculous Medal Prayer in both languages. Exactly the number of beads in the main body of the Rosary--4 Our Fathers and 50 Hail Marys.

Mary Anne Emily - Nov 26, 2012

It's amazing to know that the feast day of the Miraculous Medal is also my birthday... wow...

Tata Ruiz Troyo - Dec 13, 2012

thank you so much Mother Mary for always protecting my family and my loved ones. we love you so much Mama Mary.

June - Dec 16, 2012

I have a MM medal and the writing around the oval appears to be in an Asian language that I do not read. How can I find out about the writing on my medal?

sharon gordon - Mar 3, 2013

The writing around the medal is,

O Mary Conceived Without Sin, Pray For Us Who Have Resource To Thee.

Thank you for the beautiful story. I have so many different miracles that I have experienced for myself and others.

When praying with the Miracle Medal, place it in the palm of your hand and first say O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have resource to thee 3 times then continue praying.

I give Blessed Miracle Medals on request.
ssgordon0@gmail.com

May God Bless You

sharry - Aug 6, 2013

Someone asked where to purchase. I get mine at Catholicprayercards.org. Good image and made in Italy for under a dollar. They are always fair with me.

Joe - Oct 14, 2013

Mom we love you. We ask for Your graces. Thank you for Your love for us. Lead us always by the hand to Your Son our Lord Jesus Christ.

Jenna - Nov 12, 2013

My mother just recently died as of today, but had been in a coma for the past 2 weeks, but my mother did where this necklace around her neck always and I'm not sure where she got it from but it shows all the aspects of this original design except one minor detail where there is a bar piercing through the flames coming out of the 2 hearts on the backside of the pendant. I don't know what this means nor am I able to locate what that means. If anyone has any update on when this may have been made as my mother was an international flight attendant and was close with one of the Vatican priest.

Gisela - Nov 27, 2013

I found my medal and did not know the meaning of the symbols. great story. Thank You!

ann - Nov 27, 2013

I have worn the medal for a long time. I feel the love of Mary and try to imitate her virtues.

Sherwin Dinglasan - Dec 16, 2013

Hello,
Me & my wife received the miraulous medal when we travel to Israel last 2008
We got it in the Church of Cana , one of the Nun gave it to me & my wife as well. for the past years almost two years I lost my medal & i dont know where i put it. every day 'im asking my self where i put that medal.I have a great stoy or i can say a miracle happened to me. I have a wrist watch (two both with damage) one im wearing now & the other just kept in the closet for a year. last two months my friend saw my wrist watch that i'm wearing & with little damage in the surface of the glass & he said what happened, then i consult one of the repair watch how much the cost to change the glass with damage & he said 45 Dirhams & i said ok thanks maybe next time because i dont have money, then one day me & my wife go together the same place where i consult my damage watch & i said to my wife , that is the repair shop that i ask how much will be the cost if he repair my watch then when i check my watch in my left hand the damage is gone really totaly gone, I'm thinking & feel unconfortable ,then I ask my wife to check my other wrist watch that with damage as well since 3 years i'm not wearing that old watch due to broken glass as well. then we go home & my wife searching the old wrist watch & she cannot find in our closet , then i said no problem, but the following day my wife is still searching my old wrist watch & she found it in the other closet & also the great happened she found my missing Miraculous Medalin the same place where she found my other wrist watch, that is missing for a long time. I feel shock because of the watch that healed the damage part that i dont know who done it,& now found again my missing Medal & now i put it again to my neck together with my Holy rosary. & everyday we are praying the holy rosary. Thank you Mama Mary

LiSA - Dec 23, 2013

A friend of my Hubby's who is a deacon gave me this medal when I was recovering from an illness recently. I've been plagued my chronic illnesses throughout my life. Read many prayers, had many medals such as Christiphoer etc but this one gives me hope and reminds me it is a miracle that I am still alive, in itself.

Laddie V Kosmal - Feb 19, 2014

THE ROSARY AND THE MIRACULOUS MEDAL PRAYER CONNECTION - Oct 13, 2012
I wish to share an observation I made years ago while reciting the rosary during a First Friday evening devotion to the Blessed Sacrament. For some reason I was prompted to count the number of letters in the Miraculous Medal Prayer. At first I used the digits on my hands and came up with two different answers. Something told me to use the Rosary beads instead. The result was that there are 54 letters--the same as the number of beads in the main body of the Rosary, fifty Hail Marys and four Our Fathers. A few years ago at Easter, I was thinking about the apparition and realized that the Blessed Virgin was most likely speaking to Saint Catherine in French. I looked up the inscription in French, and it also contains 54 letters. Since then, when I finish each decade, I recite the Miraculous Medal Prayer along with the others.
THE ROSARY AND THE MIRACULOUS MEDAL PRAYER
ENGLISH--
"O MARY CONCEIVED WITHOUT SIN PRAY FOR US WHO HAVE RECOURSE TO THEE"
FRENCH--
"O MARIE CONCUE SANS PECHE PRIEZ POUR NOUS QUI AVONS RECOURS A VOUS"
.
54 letters in the Miraculous Medal Prayer in both languages. Exactly the number of beads in the main body of the Rosary--4 Our Fathers and 50 Hail Marys.

I sent this to the Central Association of the Miraculous Medal and received this reply.
Thank you Laddie. Quite an interesting observation, especially in light of another fact. The year 1954 was observed as a Marian Year in honor of Our Blessed Mother.

Moses Afam Ozoume - Apr 22, 2014

when i was ten years old, i was playing with my younger brother and before i knew it he pushed me, not knowing i was in front of a well, i fell straight into the well, the last thing i remembered was when i was holding the fence of the well crying for help, the rest was after about 30mins when i regained consciousness and discovered i was in a well wth water over my chest, i touched my neck and discovered my miraculous medal is still there, immediately something came over me and i started coming out of a deep well without even knowing what i was doing. i thank God and our Blessed Mother for the miraculous medal. Moses

Larry Bemben - Jul 23, 2014

I bought my medal in France at the chapel where the Blessed Mother appeared to ST. Catherine. I wear it lovingly around my neck with a gold chain. I ask the blessed mother to be good to one of my daughters. I KNOW SHE WILL. I spent much time in Europe. going to churches. They are magnificent. I also went to the largest church in Rome dedicated to Our Lady. I pray to her every day and she will not despair me.

PJ ADKINS - Aug 3, 2014

Thank you for sharing the Beautiful story of Miraculous Mary. Its such a heart touching story. I am Catholic and Love my Religion. God Bless

Samuelmary - Aug 14, 2014

Mother Mary I thank you for all your grace to us sinrs please don't live us. I love you BVM.

Brady - Sep 6, 2014

I love god. He is always there for us. I had a burning suspicion for this medal as I found it. I am glad i found it because I know god had me find it for a reason. It is really amazing.

Lise - Sep 22, 2014

My medal came to me with the house we bought. The ladies were of catholic faith. I found it and started to wear it immediately not knowing the meaning but knew it was Mary. Years later I finally looked it up and was thankful my symbol of faith and love was with me through many difficult times. I intend to make these special gifts for others with the story so they know it is a symbol of Gods love.

Jess - Oct 18, 2014

I was at work yesterday afternoon and I found this medallion, Laying on my cash register counter.. As soon as I saw it I asked people in the store if it belonged to them, no one claimed it as theirs.. I am going through a ruff time for the past year and It felt like it was left there for me for some reason.. Felt his protection powers as soon as I've put it in my pocket.. it's not the same oval shape of the one above, but is in the form of a vintage key instead with mother Mary above in a oval/circle...

Margaret - Nov 6, 2014

I too have a story of Our Lady's help when my son was involved in a 9 vehicle pile-up when a driver fell asleep at the wheel. My son is an atheist though raised Catholic. I gave him my car and I hid a Miraculous Medal under the carpet of the driver seat. When the crash happened the car was so badly damaged that he had to be cut out of it. He sustained very slight injury and told me that it freaked him out when he found the medal on his lap in the car. I'm in no doubt that the Blessed Mother saved him. There is a part of him that knows this also, please be to God that he is granted the gift of faith soon.
L

Gail - Nov 18, 2014

Thank you. I love our Mother Mary and I hope to buy a Medal soon. God bless us all.

Jack Alexander - Nov 25, 2014

I found one of these in the water and I don't know what to do whith it?

Chuck Salipande - Nov 25, 2014

Mary is such a great mother who is always there to intercede for us. As a seminarian, may Mary's example of simplicity and humility always emanate in our daily living. Thank you Nanay Maria! I love you!

Sarah - Dec 13, 2014

This was extremely helpful and such a beautiful story! Thank you so much!

Macy - Dec 27, 2014

It was a wonderful day this year (2014) on the feast of the Miraculous Medal. While being a sad day of loss, as my mother passed away after years of dealing with dementia, we had to say "good-bye". It was a day of great grace and blessing being on this feast day. My mother was wearing her medal with her scapular. The priest reminded me to make sure the medal was on her her, my daughter had one and put it on my mom. The priest got there to do the Last Rites and the special blessing of the Apostolic blessing. We will miss our mom, terribly, she was a wonderful lady, but God blessed us that day.

ANTHONY - Dec 28, 2014

THANK YOU FOE THE BRIEF HISTORY OF THE MEDAL. I REALLY didn't KNOW ABOUT IT TILL MY LITTLE RESEARCH.. THANK YOU MOTHER FOR YOU CONTINIOUS LOVE FOR YOUR CHILDREN.

Jazzy - Dec 30, 2014

I got mine in Afghanistan, someone sent them to us in a care package from the US. There are two on one chain, one smaller than the other. I guess they figured we needed double protection. A co-worker sent me the link to this site.

Jim - Jan 13, 2015

I learned something this last December. In order to feel Mary, at least for me... I had to yield to the Church's Teachings... Once I done that, I was able to feel her nurturing power! Especially when I prayed the Hail Mary and the Hail Holy Queen. Say her rosary each and every day, and you will find out that you cannot stop and that you will receive the indulgence of 'Peace' in your life and household. :) I found out that Mary WAS the Church and JESUS is at the HEART of the Church... makes sense. If you yield to her and the Church's teachings and say the Hail Holy Queen while you are crying, your tears will be dried up no matter how hard you were bawling (crying). Peace.

Renzo - Feb 6, 2015

If you are ever admitted to a hospital or any medical procedure and are requested to take off your Miraculous Medal for whatever reason, be aware that you have the right to refuse to take it off on religious grounds and the medical community has an obligation to respect that. A string in place of a metal chain and a plastic medal are a good choice to wear in a medical setting as it will not interfere with x-rays or electric shock in case of resucitation efforts. God bless.

clyde - Mar 2, 2015

sister can u ask there is somethingto wrote with my hand that i see cross sign with my hand and a form of rosary in my right hand and left hand also sisters my name is clyde larobis comeent in my facebook your feed back i came philippines cebu area

Gavin (Sri Lanka) - Mar 5, 2015

I would like to prove and sing with JOY for the miracle I received from Our Lady in Matara + Sri Lanka.
It was my visa to Australia which was like crossing the sea..... and I will tell anyone to keep their FAITH and TRUST in OUR LADY and she will whisper to our LORD who will grant us our favour. thank you OUR LADY and I will cling unto like a child will do with his / her mother. LOVE YOU OUR LADY

Amanda - Mar 12, 2015

Beautiful explanation of such a powerful and hopeful medal!

Gerard Joseph - Mar 17, 2015

I have sent a number of blessed Miraculous medals to friends and benefactors who have given me great helps and support in life, but who are not Catholic. Please pray that these recipients will be graced with conversion to the Catholic church soon.

Ed in Tampa - Mar 31, 2015

Greetings: I have 35 of these medals to distribute tomorrow morning to men of the St. Lawrence parish, That Man Is You program. They were a gift for meeting a fund-raising goal. I was just here reading-up about this medal. Powerful

Janie M - Apr 2, 2015

I to wear the miraculous medal, she has bestowed so many graces on our family. I pray my rosary everyday, in honor of her. I know she looks and intercedes for us from her throne in heaven. Thank you heavenly father for sending your mother.

Annonymous - Apr 5, 2015

I started to wear this Medal and right away I felt Mary's presence. I don't know what it is but I prayed to God asking for Mary to always be there to hold me especially during the times when I feel scared and have bad thoughts. I really don't know what it is, but I feel like I'm being held and loved the way a loved one hugs me. Thank You for this Miraculous Medal. I truly believe that Mary is with me when I wear this.

Arlene - May 16, 2015

Thank You! for the beautiful inspiration. It made me cry every comments I'm reading, I love Jesus ,Mary and Joseph with all my heart even i get lost for bit! but never away from my my mind and my heart. Now I'm trying to find my medal somewhere in the house in my wooden box. Co'z i wanna wear it around my neck. GOD BLESS US ALL!

Catherine Doten Rooney - May 17, 2015

Goodness me, my name is Catherine also i was handed down this medal and ive seen as Lovely as not any ive ever seen before, the Virgin Mary with her light blue vail, brown long hair, beautiful fair skin but most of all her voice i heard was the prettiest sound i heard her say while she appeard and said "Bye Now" but slower than one would read it. And she was gone....wonder was it cause i wore ger medal? Or did i wear it cause all id have to experience prior to this vision....im sure ill not ever know.

shaila - May 18, 2015

I read about the miraculous medal.It really touched my heart and a voice ontinuously telling that I should wear it and so should my hushband. but I just had a concern can i get it in any religious store?

Kevin Wong - May 29, 2015

I have a Miraculous Medal for more than 25 years. I wore it around my neck for some time but later have to remove it because my neck developed rashes when I sweat. I do not know its history at all until 5 days ago,Monday 25 May 2015, I spoke to my wife about incorruptible saint Padre Pio. I began searching for more saints like Padre Pio. Later in the night before I sleep, I continued reading about St Catherine Laboure which I did not manage to finish earlier. Towards the end of the
story of St Catherine there were other pages. The Mariculous Medal page looked very familiar to me because of the medal. I clicked on the page and read through. There is a prayer that I followed and after the prayer it says I add in my request. My wife and I worked in the same company. She as Business Development Executive and me Business Development Consultant. Due to the economic climate since April 2015, business went down we never experienced before. So, I chipped in my prayers, one of the few was asking Blessed Mary that our business will pick up before the month ends in a few days. Two days later on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 May, 2 consecutive days our sales revenue received was almost 5 figure each day. Wednesday night I received a phone call from my daughter telling me she has a business offer, I did prayed for her on Monday night.
I thank the blessed Mary for her help and answering my prayers.

Anne - May 30, 2015

I deal with my aging father's senile dementia. Like St Dymphna, he sometimes mistakes me for my mother. I was feeling terrible, and then I got a call about the Miraculous Medal Novena in June and prayer intentions on the phone. I felt it was Mary's way of saying, "I still love you and will help you be patient when you need to be." So thank you.

Lori - Jun 12, 2015

I love you, Mother Mary. Please lead me to Your Son, Jesus. Teach me to love with a pure heart!

Brett - Jun 23, 2015

I found this medal at a time of great sorrow in my life of physical pain as well as mental pain. I am a born again Christian after a long time away. I am a sinner
and my only true mercy and salivation I have is in the love and forgiveness that only can come from Jesus and Mary who knows us as the sinner I am. Pray for me as I will have to stand before Man and be judged! Where as God knows my sins and my heart and soul. Please give me the strength to stand,I am so afraid and the pain I will endure. I found this medal of Mary at a trying time Mary pray for a sinner like me,who is lost but have faith.

Laverne Diego - Jul 5, 2015

Amazing!! Very interesting and information story and explanation. Gives me great courage and truly help increase my faith in prayer and standing upon the promises of GOD. "Our SAVIOR and LORD"
Thanks so very much for educating me in sharing this Very important information. Greatly appreciated - GOD Bless

Carmen Madrid - Jul 8, 2015

Madre mía. Ruega por nosotros y no nos desampares en los malos momentos te pido por mi familia y la paz del mundo entero.

Joyce - Jul 13, 2015

30 days before my husband passed a nurse at the VA hospital place this medal in my hand, she said someone gave it to her, and that it was suppose to be good and powerful. I have carried it ever since, though not understanding what it was, I sensed that it was something powerful too,
. Now today 2 years later, on the day that would have been his birthday, I found out the meaning. Thank you soooo, much.

Beatrice Agola - Aug 28, 2015

Wonderful testimonies, thanks to mm.

Michelle Semak-Bunge - Aug 31, 2015

So Happy To Have Read About This Medal.....
Please Please Send Me A New One!!!!!!Michelle

Anthanis - Sep 1, 2015

I know the Power of it ! When you Believe; there is Power.

Christeena - Oct 15, 2015

I have it with me.. Bt, before I wasn't known it's this much precious,, thanks for this information..
O mary conceived without sin pray for us who have recourse to thee <3 <3

Thiago - Oct 18, 2015

I would like to have a medal my address is: Rua: Alexandre Barbosa 305 bairro:Tibira Cidade:Curvelo Estado:Minas Gerais CEP 35790 -000
Thank you.

Kathy - Nov 11, 2015

I am especially touched by the meaning of the flames, representing the "Burning love Jesus and Mary have for us." I feel that love deeply when I am able to immerse myself in prayer. When I invite the Lord and the Blessed Mother into my body, mind and soul, I feel as though I have surrendered myself completely to their love, and to God's will. Nothing I've experienced has ever replicated that feeling.

Laddie V. Kosmal - Nov 28, 2015



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THE ROSARY AND THE MIRACULOUS MEDAL PRAYER CONNECTION - Oct 13, 2012
I wish to share an observation I made years ago while reciting the rosary during a First Friday evening devotion to the Blessed Sacrament. For some reason I was prompted to count the number of letters in the Miraculous Medal Prayer. At first I used the digits on Sent from my iPad
THE ROSARY AND THE MIRACULOUS MEDAL PRAYER
ENGLISH--
"O MARY CONCEIVED WITHOUT SIN PRAY FOR US WHO HAVE RECOURSE TO THEE"
FRENCH--
"O MARIE CONCUE SANS PECHE PRIEZ POUR NOUS QUI AVONS RECOURS A VOUS"

54 letters in the Miraculous Medal Prayer in both languages. Exactly the number of beads in the main body of the Rosary--4 Our Fathers and 50 Hail Marys.

I sent this to the Central Association of the Miraculous Medal and received this reply.
Thank you Laddie. Quite an interesting observation, especially in light of another fact. The year 1954 was observed as a Marian Year in honor of Our Blessed Mother.

Laddie V. Kosmal

Jessica Sanchez - Littleton, Colorado - Dec 8, 2015

Thank you for providing such a simple explanation without the loss of beauty and appreciation of the true meaning. Thank you

Gram Sey - Dec 12, 2015

Thank you for this great explanation. God bless us!

Joni - Dec 13, 2015

hello could somebody send me a metal of this beautiful conception someone in my family has died on this day, and I need healing

Eddy Evers - Dec 15, 2015

Hi, I have a request from somebody for the explanation of the Miraculous Medal in Arabic. Can somebody help?
evers@iol.ie

Amnery - Dec 19, 2015

I found an old Miraculous Medal in an old sewing tin that seems to be incomplete. I am curious about it but can't find anything about it online. The wording isn't finished and it's dated before they even started making them. It's crossed me as very odd. I was curious if anyone had any information or had come across any like this?

Dan Valenty - Dec 27, 2015

How can I became a distributor the of the medals and brochures? I would really love to be part of it. Please consider my offer. I am From Lake Geveva WI 5314
St Fracis De Sales
Milwaukee Diocese

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John - Jan 19, 2016

My mother is dying just now and I am needing your prayers, if you have a moment please pray to the blessed virgin to intercede and help restore my mother Anna McLenaghan to health, or aid her too be comfortable in her struggle! God bless all who hear my plea for there prayers.

Steven Posato - Feb 2, 2016

For those who never seen or have received a Miraculous Medal, then happen to find one, God is certainly speaking to you. Perhaps saying, "this is a gift for you, keep it with you." Moreover, Our Lady probably wants to get closer to your heart for you to experience her Motherly love.

Fun fact: St. St Maximilian Kolbe called the Miraculous medal, "Our Lady's silver bullets."

God bless you. =)

lynnette - Feb 5, 2016

Beautiful story of the origin of the Miraculous Medal. May i ask where i can get or buy the medal here in cabanatuan city, nueva ecija, philippines.
My husband and I are both Catholics, but then he entered the Free Masonry of the Philippines. He still goes to church though and believes in God.
Thank you

Momof five - Feb 6, 2016

Watching ewtn I again heard the story behind this beautiful medal . I searched for the this medal my parents had bought for me while in France. I was unable to find it.. I bought a new one and wear it all the time. I hope for this great medal to place special graces to my children in their lives. I pray for Mary mother of Jesus our Mother to watch over us and keep us free from harm and bless all who love and trust in her.

Audrey3000 - Feb 7, 2016

Thank you for explaining the symbolism behind the medal. I found one today after asking in faith what direction I should follow today. I shared the image with a few friends and have faith that they too will continue this path.

Jacquelyn - Feb 8, 2016

Thanks this is very helpful. I was about to purchase a rosary and didn't know what the M stood for. As a matter of fact I found out what everything meant. Thanks

Jacquelyn - Feb 8, 2016

Thanks this is very helpful. I was about to purchase a rosary and didn't know what the M stood for. As a matter of fact I found out what everything meant. Thanks

John Lo Cascio - Mar 5, 2016

I have a great devotion to the rosary and Mary our mother. My sister-in-law although not a practicing catholic is now speaking highly of her bosses of her new job that are catholic. Thank you for your powerful witness and explanation of all the graces.

Audrey - Mar 7, 2016

Many look to this beautiful medal and profess their love for Mary, Jesus and our faith.

Anna - Mar 28, 2016

I recieved the Miraculous Medal years ago at my church. Since then I lost it couldn't find it. I have been going through some hard struggles and trials , literally at the bottom , my breaking point. I lost my job and am in dire financial distress. I was praying and praying. I went into my "junk" drawer and Lo and behold there was miraculous medal. I was so excited and blessed. I pinned it to my shirt and again I lost it again. Through prayer I found it again in my garage in the floor near the door. Once again I am so grateful and blessed to have found it. I pray that God will hear and answer my prayers. Mother Mary I love you so much. I humbly invoke your aid and intercession in my time of need. In Jesus name. Amen.

Mary Ann - Mar 29, 2016

In 1959 I received a beautiful white gold watch for graduation from my parents. My dad had attached a very small Miraculous Medal in turquois blue to the band/watch connection. Wore it for many years. Also when I was 16 I received a lovely Miraculous Medal mounted on a mother-of-pearl heart from my first boyfriend which I wore for years. I have had what I consider a couple miracles in my life and when people marvel over them I always have said "I guess I have an angel on my shoulder" After reading for the first time the meaning of this beautiful medal, I guess I was right but, it was Mary around my neck, and in my heart, not an angel on my shoulder. I remain the same at 75 as when I was young, I BELIEVE.

Matt H, Nebraska - Mar 30, 2016

I received the Miraculous Medal after my Baptism, Confirmation and first communion over this past Easter Vigil. It was a welcoming gift from one of the parishioners. I am not a flashy jewelry type of guy, but I decided to look up the story behind the medal and found this site. It's a great story and as soon as I read it I slipped it around my neck. Having it will be a constant reminder that Mary is the mediatrix of all graces

Maria Gonzales - Apr 3, 2016

What a beautiful story..
I had always wondered what the symbols meant now I know...

Holly slone - Apr 4, 2016

My brother gave me my mother medals and I have been wearing them for two to three days and I have had a nightmare which involves a girl who passes away and a new born who is buried alive with her mother who passed away can anyone tell me what this means

BT - Apr 10, 2016

Holly, I don't know the meaning of your dream, but perhaps it is a reference to miscarriage or abortion? Or it could just be strange things our brains make up, or something that is sent by bad spirits just to unsettle you. Either way, continue to wear the medal (I presume it is the miraculous medal?) Our Lady promises great graces through them. The most important thing to do is pray. Pray especially before you go to sleep for the people in the dreams if they are real, pray especially for the protection of Jesus "Precious blood of Jesus, protect me" and the prayer on the medal "Our Lady conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee". Let us know how you go! I will pray for you too.

Sandi - Apr 12, 2016

BT I believe your dreams may be these souls requesting your prayers. The one about the baby may be about requesting prayers for his/her mother or father.

Sandi - Apr 12, 2016

I meant that comment for Holly not BT.

Karen from Alabama USA - Apr 17, 2016

5/11/2016 was visiting Ireland and having a bad habit of smoking went outside the hotel to smoke and it was raining so I went inside the alley and laying on the ledge with all kinds of dust and other nasty things I found this this charm.when we got home Thursday I decided to clean it up and see if I could read what was on it and with a magnifying glass I could. I looked it up and found this site. I'm of Baptist Faith but this precious charm and reading the meanings of each thing that is on it makes me realize that we believe the same, the only difference is how I feel and really how I have felt ever since I found it is amazing. I truly believe in prayer and I love the way that I feel when I have it with me. I'm going tomorrow to get a necklace to put it on so it will be with me always even though it's hard to read and Precious Mother Mary's face is very worn this tells me that it has been used alot and it feels like that it was meant for me to find. I would love to have more to share with family, friends and most of all those people out there that are lost and homeless and especially our Veterans that can't choose their own path. I have read all the wonderful loving comments and I will continue to share my story and this awesome website. Thank you all for sharing but most of all, Thank you Mother Mary and Jesus Christ. Loving you both for loving me.

Leah in Marin County .CA - May 8, 2016

Ever since my near death experiences (NDE's) as a teenager my Faith has greatly deepened and I KNOW without a doubt that the Bible, God, Jesus Christ and Our Holy Mother are REAL.
My devotion to The Blessed Virgin Mary came about when I'd been blindsided by my abusive husband who had abducted my children, filed false legal documents against me, granted a TRO giving him temporary full custody based on his lies, leaving me barely twelve hours to find an attorney, get them up to speed and attend the hearing set for the following morning.
I'd never experienced such emotional pain and dispair, especially after I was served, I fainted on the spot. I did find an attorney, but was told that this hearing wouldn't return my children, it was only to review the paperwork, and set a date for the actual custody hearing. She told me that because he had already been given culstody, we'd work hard to "make my case" and that hopefully, with luck, I'd see them in six weeks.
I went to the courthouse bathroom, sobbing, got on my knees, and for the first time in my life, I prayed directly to Our Lady, Holy Mother, pleading with her to have mercy on me and my innocent children, who I knew, being apart from me for the first time and with their abusive father, must be terrified and I poured my heart out, begging for a miracle.
The Judge kept asking us to come back, wanting to hear more, until we came back six times that day..until he finally said that he didn't think the TRO was necessary and ordered that my children be returned immediately. My attorney looked at me wide eyed and said, "In my 22 years practicing and in the Judges 27 years on the bench, he'd never ONCE made such a ruling and was shocked by the outcome.
I was shaking and crying wth elation, joy and the most profound gratitude, knowing it was the direct result of the merciful intercession of Our Blessed Virgiin Mary, and still become teary eyed when I think of the reunion less than an hour later, my three little children seeing me, crying, running into my arms, and being flooded with relief and love. From that day forward, after sharing my story, I bought us all Miraculous Medals to wear, learned the Rosary and we've all been thankful/faithful ever since,
We continue to call on Her in times of need; Our Holy Mother is always a great source of comfort, protectection and of Heavenly Love.

Mary - May 10, 2016

I believe!

ffx620 - Jun 8, 2016

Publishing this prayer as promised to our Lady. Thank you with all my heart for prayers answered. I renew my consecration to You and to your Immaculate Heart. You have never failed me.

Employment Prayer to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

Mary our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, you once experienced hardships and difficulties in getting the necessities of life. Look kindly on me now as I face the same difficulties. Help me to find suitable employment. Through my work I want to meet my physical needs and to grow spiritually. Help me find a job that lets me provide for myself and for those who depend on me. I trust you, Immaculate Mother, to hear my prayers and intercede for me. I will share your goodness with others that they may know your power with God and give him honor and glory. Amen.

Prayer for Employment

God, our Father, I turn to you seeking your divine help and guidance as I look for suitable employment. I need your wisdom to guide my footsteps along the right path, and to lead me to find the proper things to say and do in this quest. I wish to sue the gifts and talents you have given me, but I need the opportunity to do so with gainful employment. Do not abandon me, dear Father, in this search, but rather grant me this favor I seek so that I may return to you with praise and thanksgiving for your gracious assistance. Grant this through Christ, our Lord. Amen

CV - Jun 26, 2016

I was just wondering if it mattered which sides the hearts were on?

HR - Jun 28, 2016

Great site and description of the miraculous medal. Just in case anyone comes across the latin version of the medal, it reads like this:

O Maria concepta sine peccato ora pro nobis qui ad te confugimus

Dajia - Jun 28, 2016

I love the story of the miraculous medal to where I would love to get one because I have been trying and trying to get one for the longest but it seems like I'm having no good luck.

Dajia - Jun 28, 2016

I love the story of the miraculous medal that I would love to get one because I have been trying and trying to get one for the longest but it seems like I'm having no good luck.

A. Bell - Jul 20, 2016

A few years ago, I began praying to our Lady and imploring her to straighten out my son's life. He most definitely was not on the right path and was definitely going about life the wrong way. I can honestly tell you a miracle has happened in his life. One day, or Lady put someone in his path and since then he has been a hard working person, who takes excellent care of his daughter. I knew then than only our Lady could have done this! I prayed so hard for months, and she most humbly heard my prayers! I will be forever grateful.

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Zahra - Aug 25, 2016

Hi, I was given the Medal by a total stranger!
While i was sitting in a tram going to my doctor appointments a lovely lady walked into the tram and sat right in front of me, after couple of minutes, she reached into her handbag and gave me a peace of paper with the Medal attaching on it. I said thank you and started reading the writing, i burst out crying, i was so touched by the message!
I am going through a phase at the moment that I'm feeling, although i have friends and family but feels like i have nobody, it was so heart warming indeed!
I have been wearing it since it was given to me although i was born muslim, stongly do believe there is a message for me! I am feeling very blessed By Mother Merry.
AMEN

MS140ukn - Sep 9, 2016

wow. i was able to have a friend find out what this medal meant..ive had it all my life and could not recognize it. but now, thanks to the friend, the 50 year mystery is solved.