Thursday, November 28, 2013

Reward of a simple approach...

...and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to His voice, and hold fast to Him.  For the LORD is your life...
- Deuteronomy 30:20

"Whenever I go to the chapel, I put myself in the presence of our good Lord, and I say to Him, Lord, I am here.  Tell me what you would have me to do’ ...

. . . And then, I tell God everything that is in my heart.  I tell Him about my pains and my joys, and then I listen.  If you listen, God will also speak to you, for with the good Lord, you have to both speak and listen.  God always speaks to you when you approach Him plainly and simply."

St Catherine Labouré
France~ 1806 -1876
Daughters of Charity nun (Nursing order)
Marian Visionary
Incorrupt body (Mother house D of Charity: 140 Rue du Bac, Paris)
Feast Day - November 28

In her second apparition, on November 27, 1830, Our Lady revealed her desire for the Miraculous Medal.  Over the course of the apparitions, which always occurred near the Blessed Sacrament, Our Mother gave St Catherine this message, as if giving a remedy, for the world:  “Come to the foot of the altar.  Here graces will be showered on all, great and little, who ask for them.  Graces will especially be showered upon those who ask for them.”

More about St Catherine and the Miraculous Medal -
and to obtain a free medal (USA and Canada only )


  1. Beautiful post. Thank you (and I will be giving thanks FOR you and your family and, especially your dear son and Father today).

    When I consecrated myself to Our Blessed Mother, I did it under the direction of our sweet, young associate pastor. It was such a great experience with his help. On the day of consecration he gave each of us a Miraculous Medal which had touched the chair Our Blessed Mother sat in when she appeared to St. Catherine. It is one of my greatest treasures.

  2. The thanksgiving extends to you and yours too (including the cat!). Thank you for sharing the details of your consecration. When there is joy in the holy details we are on the right path...