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Association of the Miraculous Medal


When someone you love loses a family member or close friend, you want to reach out with kindness and compassion.

Today, I invite you to share the beautiful gift of prayer and comfort through the intercession of Our Blessed Mother. 

Request the new Memorial Remembrance Card to send to someone who has recently lost a loved one. It offers a spiritual remembrance of the deceased.

Jesus wants us to be instruments of comfort, peace, and healing for others. And he gives us the Queen of Heaven, his Mother, Mary, as our help. 

Using this Memorial Remembrance Card will bring her motherly concern to someone whose recent loss you wish to acknowledge in a special way. It can also mark the anniversary of someone’s passing.

Simply add the name of the deceased on the remembrance list. That person will be remembered in the daily Mass and prayers offered here at the Shrine for one year.

Mary’s open arms will help your loved one realize she stands with them, just as she stood beside Jesus throughout his Holy Passion.

You may also burn a Votive Light at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal for the deceased person and the intentions of the bereaved.

Any contribution you include for the Association of the Miraculous Medal will support our mission to spread devotion to Our Lady in order to draw all people closer to her Son, Jesus. Your gift also supports Vincentian priests and brothers in their charitable works.

God bless you for your generosity to Mary’s Association. May she bring comfort and hope to your loved one in their time of sorrow. 

Sincerely in Jesus and Mary,

Fr. Kevin McCracken, C.M.
Spiritual Director

P.S.  Don’t miss the story below...

During a loved one’s final journey to eternal life, we long to sense the divine, to perceive signs of God’s presence, to experience miracles of love and faith. Recently, a member from Missouri who was visiting the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal told us a beautiful story surrounding his dear wife’s passing, and how he “felt the angels take her to God.”

“She had been in a nursing home for nearly two years with Alzheimer’s disease. The last eight months we couldn’t visit because of the pandemic. But I was allowed in during the last few days of her life … 

We used to pray the Rosary together daily, and at the end my wife would always recite the Miraculous Medal prayer ‘O Mary conceived without sin….’ three times. When I knew the end was near, I prayed the Rosary and held her hand. She didn’t respond or open her eyes. But the first time I said, ‘O Mary conceived without sin…’ my wife opened her eyes and looked upward. With the second recitation, she closed her eyes. The third time, her hand slipped from mine and I literally felt the angels take my dear wife to God.

It was such a spiritual moment that I can’t explain. How can I feel sad when I know my dear wife is now with Our Blessed Mother and her Son, Jesus Christ?”