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Association of the Miraculous Medal

An Association member wrote us about a life-changing experience that happened to her at school, many decades ago.

As this inspiring story expresses, the most important part of a good education often has little to do with reading, writing, or arithmetic.

     “Dear Father,

       My father led my two siblings and me in praying the Rosary nightly. Our mother had moved out for another life when we were very young. On a parent visiting day at our Catholic school, I cried as everyone had a mother there except for me. One of the Sisters took me by the hand and led me to a statue of Our Blessed Mother. "This is your mother," she said.

      From that day on, my devotion to Mary has grown … I have survived two very bad car accidents. Both times, I had my rosary in my possession … Our Blessed Mother goes everywhere with me. I pray to her daily.”

As another back to school season nears, we owe our gratitude to wise and thoughtful educators, to all who teach spiritual as well as temporal truths.

The Association of the Miraculous Medal invites members to offer back to school prayers for students and teachers — that all may experience a fruitful academic year, growing in knowledge and understanding with each passing day.

I hope you’ll send me the names of those you’d like remembered in the daily Mass and prayers offered here at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal during the coming school year.

You may also order Votive Light greeting cards to  particular students, educators, or families, to let them know you’re thinking of them. 

Mary is Our Lady, Seat of Wisdom. She desires to bring her children to the fullness of truth, her Son, Jesus. She inspires teachers and students who are open to her promptings. Like that compassionate Sister who led a hurting youngster to Our Blessed Mother in a moment of need and the student who accepted her guidance.

In addition to sending a Votive Light cards, you may also order a tangible back to school gift that offers a special student or teacher a daily reminder of Mary’s care for them.

AMM is offering one of its most popular Miraculous Medals. The Backpack Mary Medal is pewter and diamond-cut with a lobster-claw clasp that attaches easily to a backpack, purse, keychain, or zipper. The Backpack Mary Medal is available for a suggested donation of $10.00 each. Or, browse AMM’s large selection of religious items and order through our online gift shop:

You give a gift of priceless value in asking Our Lady to watch over those you love and impart to them true wisdom along their educational journey.

Thank you for your devotion to Mary’s mission carried out here at AMM. Your faithful support means a lot.

Sincerely in Jesus and Mary,

Fr. Kevin McCracken, C.M.
Spiritual Director


 P.S.     You may request free, blessed Miraculous Medals on a story card to share with school children, educators, and family members. Or, call us at 1-800-264-6279, Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., CT. Any gift offering you add will be gratefully received and used to continue Our Lady’s mission.

P.P.S.  Did a particular school or teacher shape your future in an important way? We                 would love to hear from you about a memorable moment or lesson from your                   youth.