God is love, and God communicates his love for us in many ways such as the beauty of creation, the words of Scripture, and gifts of infinite value. Of these gifts, God’s greatest is Jesus: "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life" (John 3:16). And Jesus gave his life for us: "No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends" (John 15:13). His gift continues until the end of time in the Eucharist: “This is my body, which is given for you" (Luke 22:19).
We follow God’s lead and communicate our love to friends and family members through gifts. On special occasions, like a birthday, wedding, anniversary, confirmation, or the death of a loved one, we want to find suitable gifts.
The best gifts reflect and relay God’s love to others. One such gift is a Perpetual Membership in the Association of the Miraculous Medal. It is an ongoing share in the spiritual benefits offered at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in Perryville, Missouri.
All perpetual members continue to enjoy the following spiritual benefits, even after death:
- A remembrance in a monthly novena of Masses
- Two additional monthly novenas
- Thirty other Masses offered each month for Association members
The certificates offer you the opportunity to present loved ones with a gift that includes all these benefits. Order your membership and send it to a friend, relative, or family. For the person who is enrolled, or for the bereaved family, the certificate will be a mark of your thoughtfulness. The usual offering is $15 for each person you enroll.
We also have an engraved deluxe Individual Perpetual Membership certificate available for an offering of $25. If you wish to enroll a family as perpetual members, we also offer a Family Perpetual Membership certificate. Order these certificates here or you may call 1-800-264-MARY (6279).
You also may wish to give a Perpetual Membership Medal to the living members you enroll. The smaller gold plated medal and 18-inch chain is recommended for women, and the larger nickel silver medal and 27-inch chain for men. Both medals come in a presentation box, and may be requested when you enroll an individual. Each Perpetual Membership Medal is available for an offering of $7.
All offerings for memberships will promote the work of the Association of the Miraculous Medal, as will any additional offerings you choose to make. Your offering will help bring the message of Mary's love to the world, promote devotion to our Lady, and assist the Vincentian community in its ministries of evangelization and service to the poor.
You are in my prayers. Please pray for me and for all members of the Association. May Jesus bless you, and may our Lady of the Miraculous Medal keep you in her care.
Sincerely yours in our Lady,
P.S. Your recipient will thank you for these wonderful benefits: a remembrance in a monthly novena of Masses, two additional monthly novenas, and thirty other Masses offered each month for Association members.
P.P.S. Think what a beautiful gift the Perpetual Membership Medals will make for your newly enrolled member.