About this activity
This activity is one of a series of religious activities that honor Mary, the Mother of God. The Church calendar for the United States includes nineteen commemorative Marian feasts. Each activity in this series examines one of the nineteen feasts and focuses on how and why the Church has honored Mary for more than 2,000 years.
The answers to the requirements can be found here.
How to start
- Read about St. Catherine Laboure and Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. You can find information on the following websites:
An excellent book for young people is The Miraculous Medal by Mary Fabyan Windeatt. Feel free to use other resources.
- 1st - 5th Grades - Complete 3 requirements and 2 of the activities.
6th - 12th Grades - Complete 4 requirements and 3 of the activities.
Adults - See flyer
- In 1830, Mary appeared to St. Catherine Laboure of the Daughters of Charity. Where did she appear to her? What did she look like? What did she ask her to do?
- After an investigation of the apparitions, the "Medal of the Immaculate Conception" was made and given to the people of Paris, who were sick with cholera. What happened?
- What are the feast days of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal and St. Catherine Laboure?
- Who was Alphonse Ratisbonne and why is he important in the history of the Miraculous Medal?
- Several other saints have a connection to St. Catherine and the Miraculous Medal: St. Vincent de Paul, St. Louise de Marillac, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Josemaria Escriva. Research at least one of them.