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180th Anniversary of the Apparition of Our Lady to Catherine Labouré

On Saturday 27 November 2010,  we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. It is the 180th Anniversary of the Apparition of Our Lady to St Catherine Labouré, a Daughtera of Charity, in Paris, Sisters’ chapel at Rue du Bac in 1830.   ***    The apparition of 27th November 1830 occurred on the first day of a particular liturgical season: “on Saturday night, the eve of the first Sunday of Advent”. The Advent liturgy urges us to prepare our hearts to welcome Christ, the light of the world. On 27th November 1830 Mary appeared to St. Catherine as a woman bathed in light, as someone who precedes the Sun of Justice “as dawn comes before morning”. Continue reading 180th Anniversary of the Apparition of Our Lady to Catherine Labouré