Nearing the end of November the Vincentian Family celebrates two very significant Vincentian Feasts.

On November 27, we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. The Feast marks the first of the visions of the Immaculate Conception given to St. Catherine Laboure.

And on November 28, we celebrate the Feast of St. Catherine Laboure, the Daughter of Charity favored with the Visions of

Both of these Feasts celebrate a wonderful gift given to the Church through Vincent’s children, the Miraculous Medal.

The striking of the Medal was a request of the Blessed Virgin and the name came from the Miraculous difference made in the lives of those who wore the Medal. It is my belief that the Medal was given to a Daughter of Charity and asked to be promulgated by the Vincentians so it would be a special gift to the poor who they encountered in their service.

May we share the hope promised by the Medal and encourage others to “Come to the Altar” and ask for those promised.

O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.