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Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Paris

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At Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in 1830, Saint Catherine Labouré saw three visions of the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus. In one of those visions, Mary asked St. Catherine to create a medal with the following invocation: "O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee." The faithful believe the medal, known as the Miraculous Medal, can protect them from harm and perform miracles. The chapel now serves as a shrine for pilgrims. Here you will find the graves of St. Catherine and St. Vincent de Paul, founder of the Sisters of Charity, who operate the shrine. Before you head to Paris, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Paris itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Paris has to offer, including Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal.
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  • I went with my best friend when we came out of the "cheap", it offers me suddenly show me a religious place and so little ostentatoirequ' we come away nevertheless different.
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  • Is the Church want to dedicate prayers soon ill son, searched for. Many tourists here of the miraculous medal is famous, is a spacious Church. You can find on the back of the Bon Marché department store and Miss much. In the signpost is now going. During the medal sale time is fixed, so go look in advance.
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  • The chapel is pretty, but nothing remarkable. The incorrupt bodies of St. Louise de Marillac and St. Catherine Laboure are under the side altars, and remarkable in themselves. But the fact that this i...  more »

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