The Miraculous Medal
It’s perhaps the most popular Catholic medal in the entire world - with its iconic imagery of our Blessed Mother crushing the head of a serpent, bestowing graces upon those who ask for them, and with both the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the reverse side, it’s an intensely beautiful and extremely deep symbol of Catholic faith.
The Miraculous Medal traces its roots to St. Catherine Laboure, who, on the eve of the feast of St. Vincent de Paul in 1830, woke up hearing the voice of a child asking her to go to the chapel. Upon arriving at the chapel, she heard the voice of Our Lady charging her with a mission and to not be afraid.
A few months later, in November of 1830, St. Catherine again heard the voice of the Blessed Mother while in the chapel - but this time, she saw the Blessed Mother too! The Blessed Mother appeared upon a globe, rays of light shining from her hands, with the words “O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.” While St. Catherine was watching, this image slowly turned to show a circle of twelve stars, a large M with a cross, and both the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Blessed Mother then asked St. Catherine to have the images stamped into a medal, promising that all who wore it would receive great graces.
The Miraculous Medal today is the same design given to St. Catherine Laboure from the Blessed Mother, and there have been numerous miracles associated with it, including for St. Catherine Laboure herself! She still lies in the same chapel in Paris where she had the visions of the Blessed Mother as an incorruptible saint, and people from all around the world continue to wear the Miraculous Medal.
We aimed to refresh the beautiful, timeless design of the Miraculous Medal with blue and white enamel fired in-house to honor the Blessed Mother, and hand-cast in sterling silver and 14k gold vermeil. We guarantee our Miraculous Medal is a heirloom-quality piece designed to not only showcase your Catholic faith, but to be a conversation starter about the rich symbolism of this holy medal. Because of our unique production method, you’ll be able to see and appreciate every small detail and symbol contained in this medal - from the words around the Blessed Mother, the graces streaming from her hands, to the beautiful Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Our Miraculous Medal is available in a number of sizes and styles - and every single one is created with the highest caliber materials and hand-finished to ensure they maintain their stunning quality.
“O Mary, conceived without sin,pray for us who have recourse to thee.”