The Miraculous Medal is a material object that points to the spiritual… a visible reminder of invisible realities. The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to a young Daughter of Charity novice, Catherine Labouré, and gave her the design of the medal, in 1830.
“When Catherine Labouré told her spiritual director, Fr. Jean-Marie Aladel, CM, about what she had seen and heard, he wanted to take every precaution to ensure that the apparitions were authentic. It wasn’t until he spoke to the Archbishop of Paris and received his approval that Medals were made. This task was initially entrusted to Adrien-Jean-Maximilien Vachette, one of the official jewelers of Louis XVIII’s court, in June of 1832. He started by producing two thousand Medals.”
Learn more in the presentation below.