Miraculous Medal

Hello, all. I have been wondering on this for awhile now (since I was a lurker on here); is one required to get a Miraculous Medal enrolled, as in a Scapular? I looked for an answer from Google, but I could only find one answer (saying you didn’t) and the rest weren’t related, so I decided I should ask again for clarification. I have asked for a Miraculous Medal (from here) for Christmas, and I was wondering if I should get it enrolled before I wear it (if I get it, that is)?

Thank you for an answer, and God bless.

Nah, you just have to have it blessed. There used to be an enrollment, I think, but that fell by the wayside. I don’t know if it’s still possible though.


[Priest vests in surplice and white stole]

+. Our help is in the name of the Lord
R. Who made heaven and earth
+. The Lord be with you
R. And with your spirit

Let us pray.

Almighty and merciful God, Who by the many appearances on earth of
the Immaculate Virgin Mary were pleased to work miracles again and
again for the salvation of souls; kindly pour out Your blessing + on
this medal, so that all who devoutly wear it and reverence it may
experience the patronage of Mary Immaculate and obtain mercy from
You; through Christ our Lord. AMEN.

[Priest sprinkles Miraculous Medal(s) with Holy Water, then presents
it to person(s) saying:]

Take this holy medal; wear it with faith, and handle it with due
devotion, so that the holy and Immaculate Queen of Heaven may protect
and defend you. And as she is ever ready to renew her wondrous acts
of kindness, may she obtain for you in her mercy whatever you humbly
ask of God, so that both in life and in death you may rest happily in
her motherly embrace. AMEN.

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Our Father, . . .

+. And lead us not into temptation
R. But deliver us from evil
+. Queen conceived without Original Sin
R. Pray for us who have recourse to thee
+. O, Lord, hear my prayer
R. And let my cry come unto thee
+. The Lord be with you
R. And with your spirit

Let us pray.

Lord Jesus Christ, Who willed that Your Mother, the Blessed Virgin
Mary conceived without sin, should become illustrious through
countless miracles; grant that we who ever seek her patronage may
finally possess everlasting joys. We ask this of You, Who lives and
reigns forever and ever, AMEN.

Source: ewtn.com/library/prayer/mir-med.txt

Is it required to get it blessed? I would seek out to get it done (and if my attempts fail, call the church and see if I am able to drop it off to get blessed), but I was wondering if it was required.

Thank you for both of your answers, and God bless.

The mother of Jesus spoke to sister Catherine Laboure in 1830 with these words:

“Have a medal struck… All who wear it will receive GREAT graces; they should wear it
around the neck. GRACES will ABOUND for persons who wear it with CONFIDENCE.”

           Later Mary said, “... it must be given to the whole world and to every person.” 

During this apparition, Mary’s hands had 3 rings on each finger.
Each ring gave off rays of colored light. A few rings did not.
Mary said that the lights radiating from the rings are graces that people ASK for.
The rings that didn’t radiate she said were graces not given because they were NOT asked for.

Have it blessed. Wear the medal in her honor at all times. An Investiture is good but not required.

This is Mary’s gift, she wants you to have it to help you. It is her desire and you are
fulfilling her wish.

For it to work well, ask for a great grace when needed in a temptation or trial knowing that
she will keep her promises. It is good to hold the medal in your hand at this time. She will
give grace if you hold her promise in your heart at the same time and know it will come.
You must ask.

Mary has given you a wonderful gift from herself.

Short story of St. Catherine Laboure.

The incorrupt body of St. Catherine Laboure as it looks today.

Thank you very much for your response. I will try to have it blessed in person (if I get it, that is; hopefully I do) if I can, but I will definitely get it blessed nevertheless.

Thank you all for your responses, and God bless.

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