The Miraculous Medal

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There is a beautiful devotion that has been around in the Church since 1830. It is known as the Miraculous Medal. Its history begins with St. Catherine Labouré who was a member of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to St. Catherine three separate times in the year of 1830, at the mother-house of the community at Paris. (Rue du Bac)

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Why is Mary the Mother of the Church?

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The Church is the Mystical Body of Christ; we are its members, and He is its head (cf. Romans 12:4; I Corinthians 12:12; Ephesians 1:22-23; 5:23; Colossians 1:18). By the mere fact that the Church is a living, breathing divine organism, and that a mother cannot give birth to a head without giving birth to the whole body, Mary is the Mother of the Church.

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Why is Mary the Mother of God?

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The Bible plainly declares in many passages that the Blessed Virgin Mary is the Mother of God.

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If Mary was perpetually a virgin, why is it that the Bible speaks of the "brethren of the Lord"?

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The word "brother" in itself proves nothing.

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