On Saturday, November 27, 1830, during the apparitions in the chapel on Rue du Bac in Paris, the Holy Virgin presented the Miraculous Medal to St. Catherine Laboure:
"Those who wear it, blessed, around their neck will receive great graces. The graces will be abundant for those who wear it with confidence."
(Rue du Bac in Paris, where St. Catherine Laboure is incorrupt)
At the time of St. Catherine's death, the distribution of the medal in the world had surpassed the one billion mark. The innumerable conversions, cures and cases of extraordinary protection, quickly lead to its being called the "Miraculous Medal".
Wearing and disseminating the Miraculous Medal means placing oneself under the protection of the Most Holy Virgin. It means placing oneself under the sign of the Immaculate and taking a stand in the face of the troubles and indifference affecting the modern world.
"The whole world will be overwhelmed by misfortunes of all kinds... All will seem lost, but I shall be with you," the Holy Virgin promised St. Catherine who repeated this prophecy until the end of her life.
Let us turn constantly to Our Lady praying with confidence to repel the sins which are bringing more and more souls to perdition. With her protection , we can say, "No" to the evils of the day and fight them with all our might.