Meet your local guide for a tour of the Chapel of our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, a place for Catholic pilgrimage and a homage to St. Catherine Labouré.
Learn about this beautiful chapel's history, including how in 1830, the Virgin Mary spoke to 24-year-old Catherine Labouré there. In a series of 3 apparitions, the young seminary sister was told to have a medal made that would protect and grace those who wore it. The first Miraculous Medals were made in 1832.
Also in 1832, a cholera epidemic plagued Paris. The medals' popularity spread rapidly as wearers of them found themselves cured or protected from the deadly disease. Devout Roman Catholics around the world still wear the medal today