History of Association of the Miraculous Medal
Mary, Mother of God, Mother of the Church, Queen of Families, appeared to Sister Catherine Labouré, a novice Daughter of Charity, in rue du Bac, Paris in 1830. It was one of a series of appearances by Mary, including Lourdes (1858), Knock (1879) and Fatima (1917). During three conversations Mary gave the young Catherine a mission: to have made and promote a special medal, designed by Mary, to provide “abundant graces” to those who wear it. When made, it quickly became known in Paris as “the Miraculous Medal” due to the many miracles attributed to it.
Our Work Today
The AMM—the Association of the Miraculous Medal—is a worldwide organisation which was founded to spread the message of the Medal. In Ireland it is active in Belfast and Dublin. Ireland’s Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal is in St Peter’s Church in Phibsborough, Dublin, run by the Vincentian Fathers. A weekly Miraculous Medal novena has been held there since the 19th century. Any Christian can join the AMM—to belong spiritually, just wear the Medal and recite the prayer: “O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to you.” To belong formally and fully, become actively involved in a parish AMM group.
The Association aims to honour Mary, to deepen the faith of its members, and to evangelise. We welcome your interest, and ask you to pray with and for us. If possible join us and help spread the message of the Medal—to ask Mary’s help in our salvation.
Find out More
To learn more, visit www.amminter.org and www.chapellenotredamedelamedaillemiraculeuse.com
For medals or scapulars, contact: Virgo Potens Office, Daughters of Charity, 10 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1
To set up a group in your parish, contact Fr Colm McAdam, CM,