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Encyclopedia > Catherine Labouré

Saint Catherine Laboure (May 2, 1806December 31, 1876) was a Marian visionary who relayed the request from the Blessed Virgin Mary to create the Miraculous Medal worn by millions of Catholics and even non-Catholics today. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... 1806 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1876 is a leap year starting on Saturday. ... This photograph is claimed to show an apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Zeitoun, Egypt in 1968. ... Blessed Virgin Mary A traditional Catholic picture sometimes displayed in homes. ...


She was born at Fain-lès-Moutiers, Burgundy, France to the farmer Pierre Labouré, the youngest of nine children. When Catherine was nine years old, her mother died on October 9, 1815. Pierre's sister suggested that she care for his two youngest children, Catherine and Tonine, and after he agreed, the sisters moved to their aunt's house at Saint-Rémy, a village 9 km from their home. Fain-lès-Moutiers is a commune of the Côte-dOr département, in Burgundy, France. ... Coat of arms of the 2nd duchy of Burgundy and later of the French province of Burgundy Burgundy ( French: Bourgogne) is a historic region of France, inhabited in turn by Pre-Indo-European people, Celts ( Gauls), Romans ( Gallo-Romans), and various Germanic peoples, most importantly the Burgundians and the Franks. ... October 9 is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in Leap years). ... 1815 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


As a young woman she became a member of the Congregation of the Daughters of Charity, a nursing order founded by Saint Vincent de Paul. She was extremely devout, of a somewhat romantic nature, given to visions and intuitive insights (she'd chosen the Daughters of Charity after a dream about St. Vincent). Having lost her mother at an early age she was very fond of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and it is not surprising both that she prayed to meet her, and subsequently claimed that her prayer was answered. Saint Vincent de Paul (April 24, 1580 – September 27, 1660) was born at Pouy, Landes, Gascony, France to a peasant family. ... Blessed Virgin Mary A traditional Catholic picture sometimes displayed in homes. ...


Catherine stated that on the night of July 19, 1830, the Feast of Saint Vincent de Paul, she woke up after hearing a voice of a child calling her to the chapel, where she heard the Virgin Mary say to her, "God wishes to charge you with a mission. You will be contradicted, but do not fear; you will have the grace to do what is necessary. Tell your spiritual director all that passes within you. Times are evil in France and in the world." July 19 is the 200th day (201st in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 165 days remaining. ... 1830 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Saint Vincent de Paul (April 24, 1580 – September 27, 1660) was born at Pouy, Landes, Gascony, France to a peasant family. ...


On November 27, 1830, Catherine reported that the Blessed Mother returned during evening meditations. She displayed herself inside an oval frame, standing upon a globe, wearing many rings of different colours, most of which shone rays of light over the globe. Around the margin of the frame appeared the words "O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee." As Catherine watched, the frame seemed to rotate, showing a circle of twelve stars, a large letter M surmounted by a cross, and the stylized Sacred Heart of Jesus and Sacred Heart of Mary underneath. Asked why some of her rings did not shed light, Mary reportedly replied "Those are the graces for which people forget to ask." Catherine then heard Mary ask her to take these images to her father confessor, telling him that they should be put on medallions. "All who wear them will receive great graces." November 27 is the 331st day (332nd on leap years) of the year. ... 1830 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


Catherine did so, and after two years' worth of investigation and observation of Catherine's normal daily behavior, the priest took the information to his archbishop without revealing Catherine's identity. The request was approved and medallions began to be produced. They proved to be exceedingly popular. The doctrine of the Immaculate Conception wasn't official yet, but the Medal with its "conceived without sin" slogan was probably influential in popular approval of the idea. Pope John Paul II used a slight variation of the reverse image as his coat of arms, a plain cross with an M underneath the right-hand crossbar. The Immaculate Conception is a Roman Catholic doctrine which asserts that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was preserved by God from the stain of original sin at the time of her own conception. ... His Holiness Pope John Paul II (Latin: ), born Karol Józef Wojtyła [1] (May 18, 1920 – April 2, 2005), reigned as Pope of the Roman Catholic Church and sovereign of Vatican City for almost 27 years, from 16 October 1978 until his death. ...


Catherine lived her remaining years as an ordinary nursing sister. She was pleasant and well-liked by patients and her fellow nuns. Just before her death, she revealed that she was the sister to whom the Blessed Mother had given the images for the Medal. Exhumed in 1933, her body was found incorrupt, and it now lies in a glass coffin. Many visitors comment on Catherine's lovely blue eyes. She was canonized on July 27, 1947, by Pope Pius XII. 1933 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article discusses the process of declaring saints. ... July 27 is the 208th day (209th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 157 days remaining. ... 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Venerable Pope Pius XII, born Eugenio Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Pacelli (March 2, 1876 – October 9, 1958 in Rome, Italy), served as the Pope from March 2, 1939 to 1958. ...


St. Catherine Laboure is the namesake of a private elementary school in St. Louis, Missouri A private, catholic elementary school in St. ... The Gateway Arch, shown here behind the Old Courthouse, is the most recognizable part of the St. ...


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