The story begins on July 18th in 1830. Sr. Catherine Laboure was summoned to the chapel. She met with Mary. After talking for several hours, Mary said to Catherine " My child I have a mission for you."
The Miraculous Medal
the miraculous medal
Mary gave Sr. Catherine a mission in the evening when she was meditating on November 27, 1830. She witnessed Mary on what seemed to be half of a globe. During that time France was going through some difficult times especially for the poor.
Then Mary spoke to Catherine: “Have a medal struck upon this model. Those who wear it will receive great graces, especially if they wear it around the neck.” Catherine explained the entire series of apparitions to her confessor, and she worked through him to carry out Mary’s instructions. She did not reveal that she received the Medal until soon before her death 46 years later.
With the church's approval, the first medals were made in 1832. they were also distributed in Paris.