CIVIL WAR ERA MIRACULOUS MEDAL DUG FRANKLIN TN

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  • Sold Date: Dec 17, 2006
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CIVIL WAR ERA

MIRACULOUS MEDAL

DUG / FRANKLIN TN

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The Medal of the Immaculate Conception, popularly known as the Miraculous Medal, is unique among all medals. It was designed by the Blessed Virgin Mary herself. Our Lady manifested the Medal to Sister Catherine Laboure on November 27, 1830 in the motherhouse of the Daughters of Charity of St. vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac in Paris. Catherine saw Our Lady standing on a globe, with dazzling rays of light streaming from her outstretched hands. Framing the figure was an inscription: O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. 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"

The vision then seemed to turn to show the reverse of the Medal: the letter M surmounted by a cross with a bar at its base, below this monogram, the Sacred Heart of Mary pierced with a sword. With approval of the Catholic Church, the first medals were made in 1932 and were distributed in Paris. almost immediately the blessings that Mary had promised began to shower down on those who wore her medal, and soon all of France was clamoring for what the people referred to as the Miraculous Medal.

The Miraculous Medal, is a medallion which was commonly wormed by
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