Reflection on the Miraculous Medal

Fr. Stephen Monaghan CM


The 27th Nov saw the feast of the Miraculous Medal a day on which we are reminded of the love and care that Mary the mother of God has for each one of us. That we can turn to her in times of difficulty to ask for her help and put ourselves under her constant protection (when I got my first bicycle age 9, I remember my Grandmother putting a medal under the saddle in order to keep me safe on the road). The Miraculous Medal is worn as a sign of faith and Mother Theresa said it is a true sign of God’s love for each individual and the importance of carrying out charitable deeds in the name of that love. Usain Bolt wore one during each of his record breaking runs and no one can deny that his speed was indeed something miraculous! But you can wear the medal as a daily reminder that all God requires of us each day is to be the best person we can possibly be. Imagine the miracles that would take place if we were all to do that.

The Miraculous Medal was revealed to St. Catherine Labouré DC in Paris in 1830 and the first medals were struck and distributed in 1832.


All are welcome every Monday after 7pm mass, to the weekly Novena held at St.Peter’s Church, Phibsborough.

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Oh Mary Conceived without sin… pray for us who need your help