November 27, Feast of Our Lady of The Miraculous Medal (Paris, France, 1830)
Those who wear the medal trustingly will receive great graces
On November 27, 1830, Our Lady appeared to Catherine Labouré in the chapel of the Rue du Bac in Paris, at 5:30 pm, during the prayer of the novices, under a painting of Saint Joseph (where the Virgin with the Globe painting now hangs).
The Virgin held a small golden globe surmounted by a cross in her hands. Catherine heard these words: “This ball represents the world, France and each person in particular.” Then, in a second scene, rays of light came out of the open hands of the Virgin, who wore rings on her fingers with precious stones, shining with a beautiful light. At the same time Catherine heard a voice saying: “These rays symbolize the graces I shed upon those who ask me.”
Then an oval shape formed around the apparition, and Catherine saw this invocation appear in gold letters written in a semicircle: “O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.” And she heard a voice: “Have a medal struck upon this model. Those who wear it trustingly will receive great graces.”