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Association of the Miraculous Medal


On November 2, Catholics and some other Christian denominations around the world celebrate All Souls Day.

This holy day is set aside to honor and pray for our faithful departed loved ones. Scripture, Church teaching, and Sacred Tradition all refer to this practice as a noble one.

At the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in Perryville, we would be privileged to offer Mass
for your deceased loved ones on All Souls Day — and continue to remember them in prayer throughout the month of November.

Your intercession for those who have gone before you is a powerful sign of
your faith. Lifting up your prayer intentions to Jesus through his and Our Blessed Mother, Mary, echoes her faith, for in every circumstance she surrendered herself completely into God’s loving hands.

Simply
send me the names of your dear departed relatives and friends for Remembrance. Their names will rest at the foot of Mary’s Shrine Altar during our All Souls Day Liturgy. We’ll remember them here at the Shrine throughout the month of November, and also during the anniversary month of their passing.

Another time-honored tradition of expressing your love and hope is to
burn a Votive Light for your departed loved ones. This gesture, too, reflects your faith — and your desire for the One who is the Light of Life to illuminate the way of your loved ones to their eternal reward in heaven. Simply indicate on the  "Remembrance List" the Votive Light and send your offering. 

We welcome any other special intentions
 
you’d like us to remember in prayer throughout November.
 


Your All Souls Day offering will support AMM’s ministry to bring more souls to Jesus through devotion to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
. It will support Vincentian priests and brothers who continue to serve a world in material and spiritual need.

Finally, if you’re not already doing so, I invite you to begin receiving emails from Our Lady's Association. These messages help unite our members more closely in prayer and offer you opportunities to share your personal petitions all year long. Simply click here to send us your email address. (Be sure our notes make it to your inbox by adding miraculousmedal@amm.org to your email contacts.)

Through prayer for both the living and the faithful departed, we strengthen the communion of saints and hasten God’s kingdom to come! 

Let us continue to lift one another up through his and Our Blessed Mother. I thank you sincerely for your loving care for Our Lady’s Association.

In the love of Jesus and Mary,

Fr. Kevin McCracken, C.M.
Spiritual Director

P.S.     Please take a moment today to send me the names of your

 deceased family members and other loved ones.

P.P.S. We are here for you. Recently a member wrote AMM in gratitude for our letter assuring her of prayers being offered for her departed relative:

“Thank you and bless you … You don’t know what your letter did for my faith.  know that my prayer requests, when submitted to Our Lady, are truly submitted. Also, your words did much to help me finally accept my husband’s death. I am now finding peace with Our Lord and Our Lady’s help.”