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Christ worked miracles of healing during his life on earth, and he continues working miracles of healing now, especially through the intercession of his and our Blessed Mother Mary. Use our new Healing Remembrance Card to bring comfort and strength to someone suffering from illness, injury, substance abuse, or emotional pain. You will be asking Mary to intercede during their time of suffering and to bring her Son’s miraculous healing. Read more about Mary’s healing intercession in Fr. Kevin’s letter.  
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Here at our Lady’s Shrine we will celebrate a very important Holy Day, the Solemnity of the Ascension, on Sunday, May 13, with Mass at 11:00 a.m., CT.  The Ascension is a core belief of our Catholic faith, and we affirm this every Sunday or anytime we profess the Nicene or Apostles’ Creed. I invite you to send your prayer requests and the names of your loves ones to be remembered on Ascension Sunday. You may also request Votive Lights to burn in celebration of our Lord’s Ascension. When you send your intentions to our Lady’s Shrine, our Blessed Mother will bring your requests to her Son and he will help you.
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In ancient Biblical times, perfumed oil was the symbol of great abundance, and to be anointed on the head with oil was the sign of true blessing. Use our Blessed Oil to strengthen your resolve by turning your thoughts and prayers to Jesus and Mary in times of sadness, suffering, illness, and temptation. For an offering of $17 or more, we will send you a hand-packaged, half ounce bottle of oil which has been blessed here at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal and touched to a first-class relic of Saint Catherine Labouré. A healing prayer card will be included. The prayer can be said when using this oil on yourself, your children, grandchildren, and anyone else in need of Mary’s motherly care and God’s healing love. Read more about the Blessed Oil in Fr. Kevin’s letter.
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Please send me your Annunciation intentions for our octave of Masses and request Votive Lights to burn at our Lady’s Shrine. The octave begins Monday, April 9, and we want to remember you and your prayer requests throughout the eight days. On the feast of the Annunciation, April 9, the Church celebrates Mary’s “yes” to God. The angel Gabriel appeared to her and said, “Behold you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus” (Luke 1:31). We hope you will come, in person or in spirit, to our Lady’s Shrine in prayer during our Annunciation Octave of Masses, and let Mary’s ‘yes’ be your ‘yes’ too!

The Annunciation is usually celebrated on March 25. However, when March 25 falls during Holy Week, the feast is moved to the Monday after the second Sunday of Easter. Therefore, in 2018 the Solemnity of the Annunciation will be celebrated on April 9.

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On May 14, Fr. Kevin McCracken, CM, and a group of pilgrims will begin the Association’s pilgrimage to France and Switzerland in celebration of the Association’s 100th anniversary and the Vincentian charism’s 400th anniversary. The pilgrims will visit the chapel of our Lady’s apparition to Saint Catherine Labouré on rue du Bac in Paris in the year 1830. The pilgrims will also visit and celebrate Mass at the Chapel of the Vincentian Motherhouse where the remains of the Vincentian founder, Saint Vincent de Paul, are enshrined. Read Fr. Kevin’s letter about this spiritual journey. We hope you will join us in spirit and prayer on this journey of faith by sending your petitions to be remembered in the Masses offered during the pilgrimage. In commemoration of this pilgrimage, request the Sterling Silver Miraculous Medal and chain, the Fancy Leaf Miraculous Medal and chain, or the Deluxe Paris Wood Rosary.  All gifts requested will be taken on the pilgrimage and blessed at the Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in Paris, France. Gifts will then be mailed to you upon return from the pilgrimage. 

Follow the pilgrimage itinerary, and recite the prayer to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal each day of the pilgrimage. You can also follow Fr. Kevin and the other pilgrims each day of their pilgrimage on our homepage, Facebook, or Twitter.  

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Mother's Day Remembrance
As adopted daughters of Mary, every mother on earth can count on our Blessed Mother to instruct them in the ways of Christian motherhood. Join us in celebrating Mother’s Day this year by asking our Lady to obtain God’s grace for the mothers in your life. The Association has a new Mother’s Day card which includes a prayer for the one who receives it, a remembrance in the Association’s Mass on Mother’s Day, May 13, and throughout the month of May. Send me your petitions and the names of your loved ones to be remembered here at the Shrine. Read Fr. Kevin’s inspiring Mother’s Day message about the challenges of motherhood and the love our Blessed Mother has for each of us.

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Easter Blessings!
Jesus is risen, and so are we! Read Fr. Kevin’s message about the resurrection of Jesus redeeming mankind forever and why Easter is a time of hopeful transformation. Send me your petitions to be remembered here at the Shrine in our Easter Octave of Masses beginning on Easter Sunday and concluding on Divine Mercy Sunday. Burn Votive Lights for family and friends. To help you announce the Easter blessings promised to us by Jesus, send our new Easter card to someone you love. When you do so, you will not only be sharing the good news of Jesus’ promise to us, but you will also be offering your loved one a spiritual remembrance in our Easter Octave of Masses.  
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In the spring issue of the Miraculous Medal Bulletin, Fr. Kevin talks about the three verbs, “to pray, to welcome, and to go,” as ways to deepen one’s Christian spirituality, especially during this season of Lent.  Don writes about using life’s lessons during Lent to live each day full of vim and vigor. In Fr. Ramson’s article he encourages us to open our hearts to the suffering of others, especially refugees. An invitation to our annual May Procession is also included in this issue of the Bulletin along with an invitation to attend the Association’s pilgrimage to Oberammergau in 2020. We hope you will take time to read these articles and others in the 2018 Spring Bulletin. Gifts in our 2018 Spring Gift Brochure are now available for request. Look for the new items as well as the other religious items suitable for First Communion, Confirmation, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day.
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When life presents us with a memorable occasion like Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation, weddings, and anniversaries, we look for ways to preserve the memory and honor the friends and family we love. The passing of a loved one is also an occasion to celebrate life and comfort those in sorrow. If you are looking for a gift that is truly fitting for these occasions, the Association recommends a Perpetual Membership. It’s an ongoing share in the spiritual benefits of Masses and prayers offered here at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal for the living or deceased. Read more about our Perpetual Memberships and the spiritual benefits bestowed upon those enrolled.  
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In Fr. Kevin’s Lenten Mission letter, he talks about the last time Jesus broke bread with his apostles before his passion and how the process of growing in holiness is a journey--not only through Lent, but every day of our life.  Send your intentions to our Lady’s Association so we can remember them in our prayers and Masses during Lent. You can also request a Votive Light at our Lady’s Shrine for your intentions. Say this prayer throughout the season of Lent to help you on your journey. Request this Last Supper triptych to remind you of God’s love for you.
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