More than twenty years ago, Mother Teresa gave Donna-Marie Cooper OBoyle her first Miraculous Medal, and she has never taken it off. To date, Donna-Marie has given away thousands of Miraculous Medals. But what is the Miraculous Medal - and why is it considered miraculous? Where did it come from? And why is it important for us today?
Youll learn the answers to these questions, and youll also discover:The origin and history of the Miraculous MedalHow the medal got its nameThe story of St. Catherine LaboureAlso provided is a section of prayers and devotions, including the perpetual novena prayer, spiritual benefits, and more.
Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle
Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle is an award-winning author and journalist, speaker, reviewer, and the EWTN television host of Everyday Blessings for Catholic Moms, which she created. A Catholic wife and mother of five, Cooper O’Boyle was noted as one of the Top Ten Most Fascinating Catholics in 2009 by Faith & Family Live. She enjoyed a decade-long friendship with Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta and became a Lay Missionary of Charity. For many years her spiritual director was Servant of God John A. Hardon, S.J., who also served as one of Mother Teresa’s spiritual directors.
Cooper O’Boyle was invited by the Holy See in 2008 to participate in an international congress for women at the Vatican to mark the twentieth anniversary of the apostolic letter Mulieris Dignitatem (On the Dignity and Vocation of Women). She received apostolic blessings from Blessed Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI on her books and work and a special blessing from Pope John Paul II for her work with Blessed Mother Teresa. Cooper O’Boyle is the author of several books on faith and family, including Bringing Lent Home with Mother Teresa, Mother Teresa and Me, Embracing Motherhood, and The Domestic Church. She has been featured by Zenit news and Rome Reports, and is a frequent guest on EWTN’s Bookmark, Faith & Culture, and Vatican Insider.
In The Miraculous Medal: Stories, Prayers, and Devotions, Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle does an amazing job of enlightening readers, not only with the Miraculous Medal's historical significance, but also its spiritual significance for all mankind. Mary is waiting for each of her children to reach out to her in quest of the limitless graces (and miracles) she has to bestow on them. Donna-Marie's book is an instrument that will connect Mary with her seeking children.
- Marge Fenelon, columnist, speaker, and author of Imitating Mary: Ten Marian Virtues for the Modern Mom