The Miraculous Medal of Mary

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The Miraculous Medal of Mary, also known as the Medal of the Immaculate Conception was designed by the Blessed Virgin Mary and first made in 1832 in Paris. Those that wear this medal receive extraordinary graces from Mary.

Facts about the front:

  • A prayer around the edges honors the Immaculate Conception of Mary
  • Rays of light coming from Mary’s hands symbolize her grace
  • Mary is standing on the earth and a serpent representing Satan is crushed under her feet
  • 1830 was the year that Mary first appeared to St. Catherine Laboure

Facts about the back:

  • The 12 stars represent the Apostles, who represent the entire Church
  • The cross symbolizes Jesus’ sacrifice
  • The bar represents the foot of the cross where Mary witnessed the sacrifice of her Son
  • The M represents May intertwined with the foot of the cross, illustrating her close involvement in the life of Jesus an dour world
  • The Sacred Heart of Jesus – the flame is His burning love and the thorns are His sacrifice
  • The Immaculate Heart of Mary – the flame is her burning love an the sword is her sorrow