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Blessing and Investiture with the Miraculous Medal

Blessing and Investiture with the Miraculous Medal

In the year 1830, the Blessed Mother appeared to Saint Catherine Laboure in France and presented her with a vision of what would soon be known as the Miraculous Medal. “Have a medal struck upon this model,” Our Lady said. “Those who wear it will receive great graces, especially if they wear it around their neck.”

After the first medals were cast and distributed to people in Paris in 1832, the incredible graces which the Blessed Mother promised began to pour forth. Holy Mother Church performed a careful investigation and soon made the declaration that Sister Laboure’s visions were genuine.

It is important to remember that the Miraculous Medal is not a matter of magic or superstition. It is a matter of faith and trust. As the Association of the Miraculous Medal reminds us: “[The Miraculous Medal is] a testimony to faith and the power of trusting prayer. Its greatest miracles are those of patience, forgiveness, repentance, and faith.”

If we wear this medal in faith, and strive to live a life of grace, Our Lady lovingly intercedes for us. November 27th is the feast day for this special medal.

Read more about the Miraculous Medal.

Here are the proper rubrics and instructions for the blessing and investiture with the Miraculous Medal:

 

Blessing and Investiture with the Miraculous Medal from Roman Ritual

 

[Priest vests in surplice and white stole]

 

+. Our help is in the name of the Lord.

R. Who made heaven and earth.

+. The Lord be with you.

R. And with your spirit.

 

Let us pray.

 

Almighty and merciful God, Who by the many appearances on earth of

the Immaculate Virgin Mary were pleased to work miracles again and

again for the salvation of souls; kindly pour out Your blessing + on

this medal, so that all who devoutly wear it and reverence it may

experience the patronage of Mary Immaculate and obtain mercy from

You; through Christ our Lord.  AMEN.

 

[Priest sprinkles Miraculous Medal(s) with Holy Water, then presents

it to person(s) saying:]

 

Take this holy medal; wear it with faith, and handle it with due

devotion, so that the Holy and Immaculate Queen of Heaven may protect

and defend you.  And as she is ever ready to renew her wondrous acts

of kindness, may she obtain for you in her mercy whatever you humbly

ask of God, so that both in life and in death you may rest happily in

her motherly embrace. AMEN.

 

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

 

Our Father . . .

 

+. And lead us not into temptation,

R. But deliver us from evil.

+. Queen conceived without Original Sin,

R. Pray for us who have recourse to thee.

+. O, Lord, hear my prayer,

R. And let my cry come unto thee.

+. The Lord be with you.

R. And with your spirit.

 

Let us pray.

 

Lord Jesus Christ, Who willed that Your Mother, the Blessed Virgin

Mary conceived without sin, should become illustrious through

countless miracles; grant that we who ever seek her patronage may

finally possess everlasting joys.  We ask this of You, Who lives and

reigns forever and ever, AMEN.

 

Ceremony for Investment with Miraculous Medal

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