For those seeking a deeper relationship with the Blessed Virgin Mary, The Miraculous Medal explains the significance of this medal for us today. Given her first medal more than 20 years ago by Mother Teresa, author Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle has never taken it off. Now in this book, she shows a detailed picture of the medal, explains the significance of the prayers, provides instruction on how to wear it and how to pray using it, and tells readers why it is called miraculous. Included are personal stories of those blessed by praying with this medal.
Over twenty years ago, Mother Teresa gave Donna-Marie Cooper OBoyle her first Miraculous Medal, and she has never taken it off. To date, Donna-Marie has given away thousands of Miraculous Medals. But what is the Miraculous Medaland why is it considered miraculous? Why is it important for us today? Youll learn the answers to these questions to these questions, and youll also discover:
- The origin and history of the Miraculous Medal
- How the medal got its name
- The story of St. Catherine Labouré
The author has collected many contemporary stories of the Miraculous Medals attraction and impact. Also provided is a section of prayers and devotions, including the perpetual novena prayer, spiritual benefits, and more. This is an informative, fascinating, and inspiring book, designed to stir the hearts of those who arent familiar with the Miraculous Medals miraculous powers through the Blessed Mothers intercession, as well as those who are.
Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle is a Catholic wife, mother of five, and host and creator of the EWTN series Everyday Blessings for Catholic Moms. A catechist, speaker, and journalist, she is the bestselling author of numerous Catholic books, including Embracing Motherhood. She lives in Connecticut.
"In The Miraculous Medal: Stories, Prayers, and Devotions, Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle does an amazing job of enlightening readers, not only with the Miraculous Medal's historical significance, but also its spiritual significance for all mankind. Mary is waiting for each of her children to reach out to her in quest of the limitless graces (and miracles) she has to bestow on them. Donna-Marie's book is an instrument that will connect Mary with her seeking children. Marge Fenelon, columnist, speaker, and author of Imitating Mary: Ten Marian Virtues for the Modern Mom
"It is good for us never to forget that 'we have recourse.' We are never beyond the reach of mercy, never beyond the range of miracles. What happened at Cana in Galilee still happens every day, the world over. The arm of Our Lord has not been shortened; nor has the love of Our Lady been diminished. We have recourse! How good for Donna-Marie to remind us. Mike Aquilina, author of Yours Is the Church and Good Pope, Bad Pope
"I've always considered the Miraculous Medal as spiritual bug repellent. It's such a lovely little treasure that the Blessed Virgin Mary, as a good and protective mother, offers to her children in order to help keep them from being pestered by the evil one. In this very informative book, Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle reminds us of the power and blessings that continue to flow from the Miraculous Medal. I love this book, and will highly recommend it to others!" Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, STL, author of Under the Mantle: Marian Thoughts from a 21st Century Priest
"This book should be a must read for all Catholics. Donna Marie Cooper O'Boyle not only brings out the grace and beauty of the normal but reveals the divine light shed by the feminine. She details an historical story of women of God the Blessed Mother, St. Catherine et al, from a feminine perspective. The inclusion of the feminine perspective gives a warmth and reality to the story that makes it alive in your life as you read it. It is truly a great book!" Rev. Carl L. Pieber, C.M., Executive Director Central Association of the Miraculous Medal