~ + ~ It was almost midnight when Saint Catherine Labouré was awakened by a soft voice, whispering, “Sister, sister, sister.” She was led to the chapel where the Blessed Mother appeared and had a heart-to-heart conversation with her. Later, St. Catherine would refer to that night as “the sweetest moment of my life.”
~ + ~ Four months later, November of 1830, Mary again appeared to St. Catherine at the Rue de Bac Chapel in Paris. This time, our Blessed Mother was standing on a globe, with dazzling rays of light streaming from her outstretched hands. Framing the apparition was an inscription:
“O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.”
~ + ~ When Mary spoke to St. Catherine, she said “Have a medal struck upon this model. Those who wear it will receive great graces, especially if they wear it around the neck. Those who repeat this prayer with devotion will be, in a special manner, under the protection of the Mother of God. Graces will be abundantly bestowed upon those who have confidence.”
~ + ~ With approval of the Catholic Church, the first medals were made in 1832 and distributed in Paris. Only ten of the original medals are known to exist, and one of them is housed at the Miraculous Medal Shrine.
~ + ~ We have captured the essence of this miracle in our Miraculous Medal Candle. In celebration of the “Blessed Mother”, this fantastical candle has been created with layer upon layer of authentic blessed wax and aromatic oil! Topped with a sprinkle of “silver blessings”!
~ + ~ This Sacred and Marian blue candle is richly scented with my own Angel’s Mist Essential Oils of Respectful Rose and Vibrant Verbena! The candle is wrapped in celestial blue organza ribbon, accented with a 1-inch authentic Miraculous Medal! They come directly from the Rue de Bac Chapel in Paris and have been blessed. The medal can be taken off the ribbon and worn as a necklace/pendant when hung on a cord or silver chain!
~ + ~ This blessed candle measures 3″ x 3″ inches tall, and is long-lasting with a burn time of 80-100 hours.