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The Assumption of Mary
August 15 is the feast of the Assumption of Mary, a day when we recall and celebrate the ascension of the Blessed Mother in body and soul into the glory of heaven. Fr. Timothy Lyons, CM, director of The Miraculous Medal Shrine, and Fr. Francis Sacks, CM, tell us that the Blessed Mother was spared the sadness and suffering of death by the sacrifice and resurrection of Christ. In this way, the Assumption is a source of hope for us all. This commemoration provides us all with the opportunity to honor Mary by visiting the foot of Mary’s altar and praying to receive Her blessings.
Born August 12, 1591, in Northern France, St. Louise de Marillac lived among the aristocracy although she never knew her mother. As a resident student of a Dominican convent, she developed a strong devotion to the poor and ailing. After applying unsuccessfully to become a religious, she married at 21 and was widowed at 34. St. Louise continued her lifelong commitment to service and co-founded the Daughters of Charity with St. Vincent de Paul.
The Shrine has beautiful images of St.Louise. We invite you to visit. PLAN YOUR VISIT.
Every third Thursday of the month, Beyond SundayTM team members from The Miraculous Medal Shrine are available to visit Catholic schools to distribute Miraculous Medals, tell the story of the Miraculous Medal, and provide blessings for students, staff, and faculty. SCHEDULE THIS PROGRAM FOR YOUR SCHOOL
Help support St. Vincent’s Rosary Walk at The Miraculous Medal Shrine. This outdoor sanctuary will provide a prayerful oasis for devotees and preservation of green space for neighborhood residents to promote their spiritual, physical, and mental health. This green space will include a Rosary Walk, Meditation Garden, Marian Garden for Children, and Our Lady of Knock Shrine for prayer, solitude, and sanctuary.
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We need your help and support.
The good work and mission of The Miraculous Medal Shrine is rooted in devotion to Our Lady through the Miraculous Medal. Maintaining our Shrine programs and events can only be achieved through your support. Every donation — small, large and anything in between — makes a difference. Please consider giving whatever you can. Thank you.
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