Catherine Laboure

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Birthday
2, 1806
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Dec 31, 1876 (70)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
2, 1806
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Dec 31, 1876 (70)

About

Member of the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul who received a vision from the Virgin Mary to create the Miraculous Medal, worn by Christians worldwide.

Before Fame

One July night in 1830 she woke hearing a voice call her to the nearby chapel, where the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to her in a vision showing the medal Laboure she was to create.

Trivia

According to her account of the vision, she was told the wearers of the medal were to "receive great graces."

Family Life

It was said that at her mother's funeral she picked up a statue of the Virgin Mary saying to it "Now you will be my mother."

Associated With

Joan of Arc, the young warrior, was similarly motivated by a vision she received from God.