It is 5 1/2" tall made of hard plastic, very pretty painted, the statue of Our Lady of The Miraculous Medal can stand up or can be hanged from the wall, it has a special part on the back for that. It comes with a large 2 1/2" Miraculous Medal in silver color and another double medal like a scapulaire that can be put on a neck chain. Great Condition!
Our Lady appears to Ste. Catherine Laboure'
The Medal of the Immaculate Conception, commonly called the Miraculous Medal, was revealed to humble daughter of St. Vincent de Paul, Saint Catherine Laboure', by Our Lady herself in 1830. During her postulate days, Saint Catherine received extraordinary favors, such as visions of the heart of St. Vincent de Paul and daily manifestations of Our Lord in the Sacrament of His Love, but it was toward the close of that memorable year, 1830, that she was blessed with the three apparitions of Mary Immaculate, to which we owe the Miraculous Medal.
The apparitions concerning the Medal were all very much alike; their nature, therefore, may be learned from a summary of Saint Catherine's account of the heavenly visitation which she received on November 27th. The front of the Medal represents Mary standing on the earth, her foot crushing the head of a serpent, and her hands outstretched to all who ask her assistance. The prayer encircling her contains one of her most precious titles: "O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee." The rays of light from her hands symbolize the graces which she is only too anxious to bestow upon those who confide in her.
When Saint Catherine related the vision to her confessor, he asked her whether she had seen any writing on the back of Medal. She answered that she had seen none at all. "Ah!" said the good priest, "ask the Blessed Virgin what to put there." The Sister obeyed, and having prayed a long time, one day during meditation, she seemed to hear a voice saying: "The 'M' and the two hearts express enough."
The Medal was made according to Our Lady's design. It became freely circulated and in a shore time was worn by millions. In its wake followed wonders innumerable. Health was restored, sickness banished; bad habits broken, special graces given; dangers averted, blessing bestowed - until the little Medal of the Immaculate Conception became known by the name it bears today, The Miraculous Medal.
Mary's wish, expressed in the vision, is that all her children wear her Medal. To fulfill this wish, Pope Pius X established The Association of the Miraculous Medal. To promote this Association and to encourage all to become members Pius X (by brief of June 3, 1905) extended to it all the following Indulgences.
To share in this rich treasury of Indulgences two very important conditions that must be fulfilled are that a person be invested in the MEDAL by a Priest having the faculties to do so and wear the Medal on the breast suspended from the neck. The members of the Association incur no obligations. It is recommended, however, that they repeat from time to time the ejaculation found on the obverse of the Medal: "O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee."
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