Over twenty years ago, Mother Teresa gave Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle a blessed Miraculous Medal, and she has never taken it off. To date, Donna-Marie has given away thousands of Miraculous Medals. But what is the Miraculous Medal--and why is it considered miraculous? Why is it important for us today? You'll learn the answers to these questions, and you'll also discover:
The origin and history of the Miraculous Medal
How the medal got its name
The story of St. Catherine Labouré
The author has collected many contemporary stories of the Miraculous Medal's attraction and impact. Also provided is a section of prayers and devotions, including the perpetual novena prayer, spiritual benefits, and more. This is an informative, fascinating, and inspiring book, designed to stir the hearts of those who aren't familiar with the Miraculous Medal's miraculous powers through the Blessed Mother's intercession, as well as those who are.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Miraculous Medal is such a phenomenal book! The author does a fantastic job of providing just the right amount of background information on how the medal came about, followed by extremely inspiring real-life stories of those who wear the medal. Reading this book has encouraged me to pray more often and has reminded me to call upon the Blessed Mother frequently throughout the day. I believe that all Catholics would benefit from reading this book and feel that all should wear a Miraculous Medal. I also believe that this book can be life changing for those who take its contents to heart! Additionally, I highly recommend Grace Café, Embracing Motherhood, and The Domestic Church, all written by the author as well.
I can't think of a more appropriate author than Donna-Marie for a book about the the Miraculous Medal, and her beautifully written book did not disappoint! I'm inspired by Donna-Marie's stories - both personal and those she collected and included in the book. I've worn a Miraculous Medal for a number of years and am truly reminded of our Blessed Mother's special love and constant care and protection for all of God's children. And, I've seen miracles in giving medals to family and friends which I've received as Holy-Spirit-prompted-gifts Donna-Marie has kindly included in book orders I've placed on her site. The stories that Donna-Marie shared in the book deepened my faith and understanding of what a truly special sacramental we've been given. I love Donna-Marie's personal experience of receiving a Miraculous Medal from Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, which she still wears today, and through her decade-long friendship with her, was encouraged to write about the vocation of motherhood, encouraging moms and lighting the way for us to remain faithful, serve joyfully, and be at peace in raising our children and helping others God has placed in our lives. Specifically, I love how she inspired Donna-Marie to encourage moms in the the world to ask our Blessed Mother to be a mother to each of us/our families now, to ask Our Blessed Mother to help us in raising faithful, virtuous, loving children, and in turn the miraculous help, grace, and blessings we receive through asking in love and faith.
The Miraculous Medal, is a beautiful book where you can find that God makes miracles every day in our lives, Our Lady leave us a message with St. Catherine Laboure that all who wear the Miraculos Medal with confidence will received great graces. We can see miracles when we have Faith. My 11 year old boy likes to read the stories and he shares with the family and friends, he wears the medal and he is growing in his faith to Our Lord and Our Lady. We as a family wear the Miraculous Medal and pray for her Intercession every day.
The insights given in this book, The Miraculous Medal, have bolstered my faith in many ways. I was able to learn with much greater clarity the unfolding of the remarkable story of the Miraculous Medal. I was fascinated by the many miraculous happenings involving St. Catherine Laboure and the miraculous medal. Additionally, as I read I began to understand the great holiness of St. Catherine. The book attests to the many ways that this holy woman was faithful to God. She is an example for all who wish to really live their faith. The book goes a step further and tells of true modern-day miracles of people who prayed and received help when needed. These are stories that really encourage and are so impressive after having just read its history. This beautiful book also contains the words of the blessed Virgin Mary to St. Catherine. The story is told in all of its detail and impels us to call on our Blessed Mother as she requested to receive the graces she wants to give us.