The Miraculous Medal, also known as the Medal of the Immaculate Conception, is a medal, the design of which was originated by Saint Catherine Labouré following her reported vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary and made by goldsmith Adrien Vachette.
Although not an official teaching of the Catholic Church, some Catholics believe that wearing the medal with faith and devotion can bring special graces through the intercession of Mary at the hour of death. Such items of devotion are not charms and should not be construed as being so, but only serve as constant physical reminders of devotion and Mary's promise. It also bears the words, "O Mary! conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!"
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