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Dear Fellow Pilgrim,

It is my great privilege to invite you to join our spring pilgrimage to France and Switzerland. In 2018, the Vincentians are celebrating their 200th Anniversary of arrival in Perryville, Missouri, and the Association of the Miraculous Medal is celebrating our 100th Anniversary with an inspiring pilgrimage to the lovely Chapel of the Motherhouse of the Daughters of Charity, in Paris, where Our Blessed Mother appeared to St. Catherine Laboure. This beautiful chapel continues to be the center of devotion to our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. We will have ample time to pray in this sacred place during our stay in the City of Light. In Paris, we will also visit the Chapel of the Vincentian Motherhouse where the remains of St. Vincent de Paul are enshrined, the Cathedral of Notre Dame, as well as other sacred and historic sites.

In addition, those who wish will have the option of joining Fr. John Rybolt, C.M., internationally known Vincentian historian and author, and me on a visit of Vincentian Family sites in Paris, including sites associated with St. Vincent, St. Louise de Marillac, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and Blessed Rosalie Rendu. Fr. Rybolt will be with us throughout our pilgrimage helping us to understand and appreciate the Vincentian charism.

Departing Paris, we will visit the Laboure farmhouse where St. Catherine was born, beautiful Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne where St. Vincent founded the first Confraternity of Charity, and Lyon where Blessed Frederic lived as a young boy and where he was married. On our way to Switzerland, we will visit the alpine town of Annecy to pray at the tombs of St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane Frances de Chantal who were closely associated with St. Vincent.

Finally, we conclude our pilgrimage in the wonderful city of Geneva.

To request a full color itinerary, call 1.800.264.6279 or 
click here to download a printable copy and join us as we journey to the heart of devotion to our Lady of the Miraculous Medal and grow in our understanding of the charism of St. Vincent de Paul.

To Jesus through Mary,
Fr. Kevin, C.M.
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Photos from the Rome Symposium
In celebration of the 400th anniversary of the founding of our Vincentian charism, over 11,000 members of the International Vincentian Family gathered in Rome on October 12 for 4 days of meetings and worship.  The highlight was a Papal Audience on October 14, 2017.   The Pope spoke about our charities being born of the tenderness and compassion of St. Vincent for the poor and marginalized.  Six staff members of the Association of the Miraculous Medal in Perryville, Missouri, were blessed to attend this special event.

Click here to view photos from the event.
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On Monday, May 1, Fr. Kevin McCracken, C.M., Don Fulford, and a group of 54 pilgrims will begin the Association’s pilgrimage to Portugal and northwestern Spain. While in Portugal, the group will visit Fatima during their 100th Anniversary of our Lady appearing to the three shepherd children. Please join us in spirit and prayer on this journey of faith by sending your petitions to be remembered in Mass each day of the pilgrimage. Follow the pilgrimage itinerary and Mass schedule, and recite the prayer to our Lady of the Miraculous Medal each day of the pilgrimage. You can also follow Fr. Kevin, Don, and the other pilgrims each day of their pilgrimage on our homepage, Facebook, or Twitter. Request one of our pilgrimage souvenir gifts as part of your spiritual participation in this year’s journey.
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2017 Pilgrimage to Portugal

Please accept this invitation to journey with our Lady’s Association to Fatima, 
May 1 – 10, 2017, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima. During this ten day pilgrimage, we will visit Lisbon, Santarem, Fatima, Santiago de Compostela, Coimbra, Braga, Porto, and Sintra. In Fatima we will visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima, the tombs of Francisco, Jacinto, and Sister Lucia, where they lived, where our Lady appeared to them, and the Little Chapel of Apparitions with the famous statue of Our Lady of Fatima. Other places of interest will be the Monastery of Saint Clare, the Shrine of the “Good Jesus,” the cathedral housing the remains of Saint James, the church housing the Eucharistic Miracle, the royal Pena Palace, and much more.

We’ve worked hard on this pilgrimage to offer you the best places to visit, excellent restaurants, and good hotels. You will have the opportunity to attend daily Mass and to join other members of our Miraculous Medal family to strengthen your faith as you walk, pray, and reflect on your own journey.

To receive a full color itinerary brochure or for more details, call our office at
1-800-264-MARY(6279). Space is limited so don’t delay in signing up!
We look forward to seeing you on this pilgrimage.

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On Thursday, October 6, Fr. Kevin McCracken, C.M., and a group of pilgrims will begin the Association’s pilgrimage to Poland and Prague during this Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. Follow the pilgrimage itinerary and Mass schedule, and recite the prayer to our Lady of the Miraculous Medal each day of the pilgrimage. Read Fr. Kevin’s letter about an “extraordinary year” Jubilee in Old Testament times and how it relates to our pilgrimage during this Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy.

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