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Association of the Miraculous Medal

Saint John Paul II offered this beautiful reflection on the importance of staying close to Our Lady in every circumstance of life.
“Entrust yourselves to the Blessed Virgin Mary always …
From Mary we learn to surrender to God's will in all things.
From Mary we learn to trust even when all hope seems gone.
From Mary we learn to love Christ, her Son and the Son of God.”

Today, I invite you to entrust someone you love into the eternal care of the Blessed Virgin by enrolling him or her as a Perpetual Member of the Association of the Miraculous Medal. Membership offers your recipient the priceless gift of prayerful remembrance in a daily Mass and monthly member novenas held here at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal.

This gesture of your love is perfect for all occasions. It is an especially memorable and meaningful gift for those observing a spiritual or temporal life milestone — Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation, graduation, wedding, anniversary, or one’s passing on from this life. Enrollment in AMM is both! Your thoughtful enrollment of another carries eternal value in building up the Body of Christ on earth.

Among the many letters we receive from members each year are a number of people who tell us how their grandmother or parents first enrolled them in AMM when they were young, and only years later did they realize the importance of that faith-filled gesture.

The suggested offering for Perpetual Membership is $15 for each person, or $25 for a couple.

Many members choose AMM’s
engraved deluxe Individual Perpetual Membership certificate for the suggested offering of $25 per person, or $35 per couple. Our Family Perpetual Membership certificate is also available for a suggested offering of $50. You may call us or go online to request the deluxe or family enrollment.

Your membership offering, as well as any additional gift you choose to make, supports AMM’s mission to draw souls to Jesus through devotion to Our Blessed Mother. Every offering you make also supports Vincentian ministries of evangelization and service to the poor and helps maintain the beautiful and historic National Shrine here in Perryville, Missouri.

To encourage your prayerful consideration, ponder with me the words Saint John Paul II spoke to the faithful of Krakow, Poland, near his hometown in 1979: “Be faithful to the Mother of fair love. Have trust in her, as you shape your love and form your young families. May Christ, ‘the Way, the Truth, and the Life,’ always be there for you.”

Thank you once more for your devoted support of our ministry. Please pray for me and for fellow AMM members, as we do for you. May Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal keep you always in her loving, maternal care.

Sincerely in Jesus and Mary,

Fr. Clayton Kilburn, C.M.
Spiritual Director

P.S. Remember, both living and deceased recipients will enjoy spiritual benefits of perpetual remembrance in monthly Masses and novenas.

P.P.S. You may also wish to give your loved one a Perpetual Membership Medal. Our gold-plated medal on an 18-inch chain is suggested for women; a nickel silver version on a 27-inch chain is especially suitable for men. Each arrives boxed for presentation and can be requested for an offering of $12.