Today, the Roman Catholic Church commemorates the French saint Catherine (Zoe) Laboure (b. 1806- d. 1876). Catherine was a farmer’s daughter who grew up in turbulent times; and, besides the cultural upheaval around her, the little Zoe, as she was known to her family, experienced personal turbulence when she lost her mother to death at the age of nine. At the time…
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The Heart of Jesus in the Heart of Mary
“On the back of the Miraculous Medal, a sacramental which is loved by Catholics, the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus are depicted side by side. Innumerable Catholics have worn this sacramental since it was given to the Church by Our Lady in 1830. Hence, the two hearts have resided near the hearts of the Miraculous…
The Miraculous Medal
“Distribute Her Miraculous Medal, wherever possible. To children, so they always wear it around their necks, to elderly, and to young people in particular, so that under Her care they have enough strength to resist so many temptations and pitfalls lying in wait for them in our times. And to those who do not visit the church, are afraid to…