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Association of the Miraculous Medal

The Gospel of John, chapter 19 verse 27, tells us that Jesus looked down to the beloved disciple, John, and said, “Behold, your mother.” God knew from the beginning of time that the Virgin Mary would be the Mother of the Church, but it was in this moment of his own death that our Lord revealed with crystal clarity that Mary is ours to behold!

By giving Mary to be our mother, God enrolled us in the finest school of all time. As Christians, we are students in our Lord’s school of love, and Mary, our homeroom teacher, instructs us better than anyone else through her own school of prayer.

For millions across this great country, a new academic school year will be starting soon.

Will you join me and other Association members in calling on our Mother Mary to guide and direct all students and educators in God’s school of love?

Please send me the names of students and teachers in your life so that they may be included in my own personal prayers, and in the prayers and Masses here at our Lady’s National Shrine. Your intentions will remain at the Shrine throughout the coming school year.

You can also offer your loved ones special encouragement by sending them our new “Back to School” Votive Light card. Your card will let them know you’re thinking of and praying for them.

The beautiful images on our Votive Light cards remind us that God truly does commit us to the prayerful intercession of his and our Blessed Mother Mary. Just as Mary instructed and cared for Jesus two thousand years ago, so too does she form us in his love today through her motherly concern and prayer.

Finally, I encourage you to share the inspirational story of our Lady’s appearance to Saint Catherine Labouré by giving the students and teachers in your life their very own Miraculous Medal. The Association has many beautiful medals to choose from, including one with a large lobster-claw clasp that conveniently attaches to lanyards, backpacks, purses, and keychains. By making a gift of $10 or more today, we will be happy to send you this medal to share.

Please know that we are praying for you and your loved ones here at our Lady’s National Shrine. May the returning students and educators in your life find great comfort in Mary’s care. May they grow wise in Mary’s school of prayer so that they may grow rich in God’s love. And may the grace of our Lord Jesus be upon each one of them in the days, weeks, and months ahead.

Thank you so very much for your prayers and your support!

Sincerely in Jesus and Mary,

Fr. Kevin McCracken, C.M.
Spiritual Director

P.S. This school year, help us reach more students, educators, moms, dads, and grandparents than ever before by promoting our Lady’s Miraculous Medal. To do this, call us at 1.800.264.MARY (6279) to request as many of our blessed medals attached to cards as you need at no charge.