Miraculous Medal Side Bag
(Dimensions: 19.5" wide by 12" tall not including the strap)
This sturdy canvas bag with collored accents makes for a perfect day bag. The front of the bag has the miraculous medal image featuring our lady of grace and the back of the bag has the miraclous medal M and cross with the sacred and imaculate hearts on the back. The miraculous medal image was given by the blessed mother to Saint Catherine Laboure in the year 1830 with the promise that those who wear the medal will receive great graces, especially if they wear it around the neck. And why not keep Mary with you at your side as well!
The front of the Miraculous Medal has Mary standing upon a globe, crushing the head of a seprent beneath her foot. The words that circle the image of mary state "oh mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to you." The back of the Miraculous Medal contains twelve stars that can refer to the Appostles, who represent the entire Church as it surrounds Mary. They also recall the vision of Saint John, writer of the Book of Revelation (12:1), in which "a great sign appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of 12 stars." The back also contains a cross that symbolizes Christ and our redemption, with the bar under the cross a sign of the earth. The “M” stands for Mary and her role in our salvation. The two hearts are the imaculate and sacred hearts of Mary and Jesus.
The first medals were made in 1832 and were distributed in Paris. Almost immediately the blessings that Mary had promised began to shower down on those who wore her Medal. The devotion spread like wildfire. Marvels of grace and health, peace and prosperity, followed in its wake. Before long people were calling it the “Miraculous” Medal. In 1836, a canonical inquiry undertaken at Paris declared the apparitions to be genuine.
The Miraculous Medal is a great testimony to faith and the power of trusting prayer. Its greatest miracles are those of patience, forgiveness, repentance, and faith.