O Mary, conceived without sin,

pray for us who have recourse to thee

Our Lady wants to intercede for us, answer our prayers, and lead us ever closer to her Son ... if only we would come to her! Ask Our Blessed Mother for her intercession. Your prayer intentions will remain at Mary’s Altar during the nine days of our annual Solemn Novena.

Mary, my mother, please pray for me:

Dear Friend in Christ,

Won’t you join us in our Solemn Novena to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal? 

No matter where you live, you can be with us for nine powerful days of prayer to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal.

This year's Annual Solemn Novena to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal is the first such novena to be held since Minor Basilica status was bestowed on The Miraculous Medal Shrine by the Vatican in January of this year. Starting on November 13, Members of Mary’s Miraculous Medal Family around the world — which you are a part of! — will join in nine days of prayer to our Blessed Mother. As one Family, united by our devotion to Mary, we will bring our needs to the foot of Mary's Altar.

When you join in prayer to Mary our Mother with your Miraculous Medal Family, lives are changed! Time and again, people who have prayed this Solemn Novena have experienced rays of graces from Mary’s hands.

Prayers to the Blessed Mother for healing, for peace of mind and heart, for reconciliation, and for a closer walk with her son Jesus Christ — Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal listens lovingly to such prayers from her children. As someone who is devoted to Mary, you ask for her intercession and have had your prayers answered.

I recently sent you a package about this important novena. This package contains a letter from me, a Novena Prayer Guide, schedule, and a special tabletop altar with an image of the Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. Use these gifts to join with us in prayer each day during the Novena. You can watch the daily Novena and Mass at www.MiraculousMedal.org/LiveStream. Or if you live nearby, we encourage you to join us in person.

Please fill out the prayer intentions form, or include your prayer intentions here, before November 1, so I can place your intentions at the foot of Mary’s altar during our Solemn Novena.

This year, our Solemn Novena is an opportunity to see the hand of God through the love of our Blessed Mother. We will celebrate our founder, Fr. Skelly’s creation of a Miraculous Medal Novena and throughout the nine days, we will love and honor the dearest of all women, Our Mother and the fairest of all mothers.

YES, Father Lyons, I will send you my prayer intentions to be placed at Mary’s Altar in the Miraculous Medal Shrine. Please ask Mary to intercede for me during the Solemn Novena. And to support the holy work of the Central Association of the Miraculous Medal and help the Eastern Province Vincentians serve the poorest of the poor, I’m sending my tax-deductible gift:

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Finally, my dear Friend in Christ, if the Lord has blessed you with the ability to do so, when you return your prayer intentions, please include a special gift of $25, $50, $100, or more.

Your generous donation will help fulfill Mary’s request of bringing her Miraculous Medal to the whole world. You will help draw her children closer to Our Lord, Jesus. And your tax-deductible gift will be used to help the poor and vulnerable who rely on the food, shelter, medical care, and other urgent assistance you provide through the Vincentians' charitable programs. It will also support retreats for young people receiving Sacraments of First Holy Communion, Reconciliation, and Confirmation.

And always, know that I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Rev. Timothy V. Lyons, C.M.  

Rector, The Basilica Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal  

Spiritual Director, Central Association of the Miraculous Medal 

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