By Christina Hermoso
Rev. Fr. Manuel Ginete will preside over a feast mass at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in Sucat, Muntinlupa City, in solemn commemoration of the Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, a special title given to the Blessed Mother after a series of apparitions in Paris, France in the year 1830.
A solemn procession will be held Tuesday evening.
The Blessed Virgin Mary revealed to Saint Catherine Laboure the image of the medal that she wanted to be made. The Miraculous Medal, which ranks in importance with the holy rosary and the brown scapular among devout Roman Catholics, features the world surrounded by an oval frame, over which were engraved: “O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to you.”
Minted in 1832, St. Catherine said the Holy Mother had promised that “all those who wear the medal with faith and confidence will receive abundant grace. It must be worn close to the heart to bring healing and protection to its wearer,” she was told.