Today is the Feast Day of St Catherine Laboure. In 1830, an apparition of Our Lady appeared three times to St Catherine. On November 27, Our Lady showed St. Catherine the medal of the Immaculate Conception, now universally known as the “Miraculous Medal.” She commissioned St. Catherine to have one made, and to spread devotion to this medal.
Our Lady said to St. Catherine, “Come to the foot of the altar…Graces will be especially shed upon those who ask for them.”
Some of the graces that St. Catherine suggested people should ask of God included: The grace of a cheerful disposition, the grace to recognize and accept the trials of everyday life as blessings from God; to be contented with one’s state in life; to understand and appreciate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and especially to love God as God wills us to love Him.
Many people wear the Miraculous Medal and get great comfort from it. Why not get a medal today and wear it in honour of Our Lady?