Of Blue Velvet Chairs and Ivory Silk Dresses

In a small chapel, on the rue de Bac in Paris, under the side altar to the right as you enter, there is a blue velvet chair.


Dressed in an ivory-colored silk dress, blue mantle, and white veil, Our Lady sat in this chair in 1830 when she spoke to a young French nun and asked that a medal be struck with her image and distributed among the people. The medal was to be called the ‘Medal of the Immaculate Conception’ with the inscription, “O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee’.


Miracles of healings, conversions, and return to the Faith were reported immediately and spread throughout the city and beyond so quickly that the medal, within days, was being called the Miraculous Medal and is still called the same today. It is the most well-known of all the Marian images and one of the most powerful sacramentals.


The chair is displayed for every feast of Our Lady (and there are many celebrated throughout the year in France).  But today is special because it is THE feast of the events that took place in this little chapel 288 years ago, the Feast of the Miraculous Medal, celebrated every year on November 27.


Read more: https://www.amm.org/AboutAMM/Miraculous%20Medal%20Story.aspx

In honor of today’s feast, we are offering all items pertaining to the Miraculous Medal, Saint Vincent de Paul, and Saint Catherine Labouré  at a discounted 10% with Free Shipping. Call Toll Free 866-471-8399.




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