On November 27th, We will be celebrating the Feast of the Miraculous Medal , St. Catherine Laboure.
Did you see how humbly she was that no one knew that she was the one who brought the Miraculous Medal until after her death. What an amazing humble saint!
“Now, dear Blessed Mother, you will be my mother.”-St.Catherine Laboure said after the death of her mother.
“I knew nothing. I was nothing. For this reason God picked me out” –St. Catherine Labouré
This simple yet sweet medal has contribute to many miracles since it’s debut in the 1800’s.
After reading about some miracle, I came across one that was very interesting to me since not too long ago I watch the movie Les Miserable.
Now, if you haven’t watch this, I dare you. There are a few parts that I wouldn’t watch with your eyes nor watch this movie with younger children. But there was something in this movie from the famous book, “Les Miserables” that moved me and had me to the very end.
In the movie, one can feel the miserable living conditions of these poor people right down to your bone.
The start of this scenes shows you this conditions, of the terrible epidemic of the ravaging finger of cholera hit , in 1832 in the city of Paris.
This terrible epidemic, a disease without cure, struck hundreds and beleaguered many more.
And yet, an exceptional phenomenon was noticed. Those who devoutly wore a certain small medal around their neck were spared or relieved from the epidemic. Symptoms of the plague were observed to leave the victims and withdraw into the gutters of Paris.
A small sanctuary know as Rue de Bac in Paris, a convent of the Sisters of Charity , holds the story of many miracles due to a small object of the Miraculous Medal.
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This is a great book to read about St.Catherine , The Miraculous Medal: Stories, Prayers, and Devotions .
She shares stories of the Miraculous Medal’s attraction and impact.
Here is chapter book perfect for the kids to read or out aloud reading. I just love these series of books, Saint Catherine Laboure: And Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
Over at Joy(Filled)family, Lena has a great post on Miraculous Medal and virtue of Humble.
Here are some cute crafts to do with the kids.
Here are some amazing gift ideas that would be just lovely on this feast day. These are Small Catholic Business; your support is greatly appreciated. Click on the picture to take you to their shop !
Immaculate Virgin Mary, mother of our Lord Jesus and our mother, we have confidence in your powerful and never-failing intercession, manifested often through the Miraculous Medal. We your loving and trustful children, ask you to obtain for us the graces and favors we ask during this novena if they will be for the glory of God and the salvation of souls.
(Here privately form your petitions.)
You know, O Mary, how often our souls have been the sanctuaries of your Son who hates iniquity. Obtain for us then a deep hatred of sin and that purity of heart which will attach us to God alone so that our every thought, word, and deed may tend to his greater glory. Obtain for us also a spirit of prayer and self-denial that we may recover by penance what we have lost by sin and at length attain to that blessed abode where you are the queen of angels and of men. Amen…
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Have a Blessed Sunday,
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