MMA-AmericansFr. Carl Pieber played a key role at the 1st International Miraculous Medal Assembly attended 98 people from 31 countries of the 5 continents. They gathered to pray and exchanges ideas in spreading devotion to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. O Mary Conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to you.

Rev. Carl L. Pieber, C.M., Executive Director of the Central Association of the Miraculous Medal (CAMM) in Philadelphia, PA, USA has been serves as the Sub-Director General of the Association of the Miraculous Medal.

The eastern Province was quite prominent. Fr. Gregory Gay, Superior General, played a key role in leading the Assembly. Bishop Alfonso Cabezas, CM presented  Contributions of the AMM to the New Evangelization.

Liz Magarity was invited to share her insights on ways to make the message of Mary better known. She is currently Director of Marketing & Communications for the World Meeting of Families 2015

Fr. Carl Peiber offered the opening Eucharist. His homily captured the creativity and joyfulness of the moment. He reflected on  the Statutes and how the they can help us, But he reminded us of their limitations  when they remain just words. He remind us, of becoming One with the Word who became flesh and animated us to make that word alive in us, by becoming one with the Word.

“This one Word will always call us to what God made us – the fullness of humanity, the fullness of Jesus Christ and the fullness of Mary. As we grow as humans, we realize that God created us as ‘givers’. Human persons are all created to be givers. We’re created to be givers to others, to the poor and even givers to our enemies, no just once, not just 70 times 7, but every moment of our lives”

The more we become these words, these calls to act, this “Miraculous-Medal-Trinity of Jesus, Mary and Vincent, then more that we become the one word language of God.

Be forewarned! The language of God is the language of action. Here God’s actions in today’s Gospel.

– “Go out quickly into the streets…
-“bring in here the poor and the crippled, the blind and the lame,’
-“fill my house…”

The daily schedule  for this historic Assembly  is online in three languages. The links for the documents will become live shortly.