March 3, 2014
The first letter is from an Illinois.
I always pray to our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in times of need. Our Blessed Mother has blessed me with good results on both an MRI and a stress test for my heart—both of which I was very concerned about. I have no doubt she hears my prayers and answers me always.
The second letter is from Alabama.
A number of years ago I was planting 13 blue/lavender “Rose of Sharon” bushes in my back yard. All but one had good roots. One little scrubby sprig looked doomed from the start. When I planted it, I held my Miraculous Medal and said one “Hail Mary” and asked Mary to help this little sprig. In a short time, all the plants were growing. The little sprig that looked doomed began outgrowing all the rest of the plants by leaps and bounds. One more surprise was that the flowers on this 13th plant turned out to be white with a red center instead of the blue/lavender like the flowers on the other bushes! I’ve told my “Mary bush” story over and over, and 20 years later, I still share this story. I firmly believe Mary had a major hand in that little pitiful sprig surviving and growing like it did.