The Many Faces of Mary’s MagazineLaurence Tiblis
The Many Faces of Mary’s Magazine
In May 1928, the Central Association of the Miraculous Medal (CAMM) launched the first edition of the Miraculous Medal Magazine. Fr. Joseph A. Skelly, CM, CAMM founder and magazine editor, said, “Not long after the establishment of the Central Association of the Miraculous Medal, we saw the beneﬁt, if not the necessity, of publishing a magazine which would be the Organ of our Association, in order to bind by closer ties all workers for the cause of Mary Immaculate.”
Fr. Skelly knew that developing a viable communication vehicle for the growing population of Vincentian supporters and Shrine devotees was a top priority.
Today, we share this same vision of telling a better story of the impact and influence of the Vincentians and their missions dedicated to perpetuating devotion to the Blessed Mother through the Miraculous Medal, and service to the poor and underserved.
But what has not changed over the nine decades of publication is what made the magazine great—stories that showcase the good works and spirit of the Shrine and Vincentian community.
Like Fr. Skelly, “We hope to make the Magazine steadily larger, constantly worthier… creating a magazine bit by bit, as many a poor man has built his house—first four bare walls, a floor and a roof, then gradually those small conveniences which transform a shelter into a home.”