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The Chapel of our Lady of the Miraculous Medal attracts two million pilgrims each year to Paris. One of the most visited monuments in town owes its fame to Catherine Labouré who had apparitions of the Virgin there. Paris monuments.

St Catherine Labouré

On July 18th 1830, the Holy Virgin appeared to Catherine Labouré in the Chapel of our Lady of the Miraculous Medal (Chapelle de la Rue du Bac). The Chapel of the Miraculous Medal was part of the convent of the Daughters of Charity. Catherine Labouré was a seminary sister (novice) there.

On November 28th 1830, the Holy Virgin entrusted Catherine with the medal. When Catherine died in 1876, two billion medals had already been made.

The medal of our Lady of Miraculous Medal
The medal of our Lady of Miraculous Medal

Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

Two million pilgrims visit the chapel every year, making it the second pilgrimage in France after Lourdes. Fervent catholic services are held everyday.

140 rue du Bac
Paris 75340 cedex 07 France

Paris metro: Sevres-Babylone station on line 12.
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The Daughters of Charity

The Chapel of the Miraculous Medal is in the Motherhouse of the Daughters of Charity, a sister order founded in 1633 by Saint Vincent de Paul and Sainte Louise de Marillac.

The shrine of Louise de Marillac is located in the Chapel. The shrine of Saint Vincent de Paul is located 95, rue de Sevres (Paris map) at walking distance of the Chapel.

Today, the 20.000 Daughters of Charity are faithful to their vocation, serving poor people in 91 countries with humility, simplicity and charity. Web site.


History of Chapel of Miraculous Medal

History of the chapel

The Chapel our Lady of the Miraculous Medal was built on the site of the former hotel of Chatillon. Consecrated on August 6, 1815, it was first dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

First enlarged in 1849, it underwent several successive transformations until 1930, date of the centenary of the apparition, during which a total renovation gave it its present appearance. The last works date back to 2009, the chapel being closed to the public for several months.

Sainte Catherine Labouré
Sainte Catherine Labouré

Chapel mass times

Monday: Hours open: 7:45am – 1:00pm and 2:30pm – 7:00pm. Masses: 8:00am, 10:30am, 12:30pm. Celebrations: Rosary 3:30pm. Confession: 9:00am – 11:45am and 3:00pm – 6:00pm. Vespers: 6:50pm.

Tuesday: Marian day. Hours open: 7:45am  – 7:00pm / no midday closure. Masses: 8:00am, 10:30am, 12:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:15pm. Celebrations: No Rosary; Adoration: 1:30 and 6:15. Confession: 9:00am – 11:45am and 3:00pm – 6:00pm. Vespers: 6:50pm.

Wednesday : Hours open: 7:45am – 1:00pm and 2:30pm – 7:00pm. Masses: 8:00am, 10:30am, 12:30pm. Celebrations: Rosary 3:30pm. Confession: 9:00am – 11:45am and 3:00pm – 6:00pm. Vespers: 6:50pm.

Thursday: Hours open: 7:45am – 1:00pm and 2:30pm – 7:00pm. Masses: 8:00am, 10:30am, 12:30pm. Celebrations: Rosary 3:30pm. Confession: 9:00am – 11:45am and 3:00pm – 6:00pm. Vespers: 6:50pm.

Friday: Hours open: 7:45am – 1:00pm and 2:30pm – 7:00pm. Masses: 8:00am, 10:30am, 12:30pm. Celebrations: Stations of the Cross 3:30pm. Confession: 9:00am – 11:45am and 3:00pm – 6:00pm. Vespers: 6:50pm.

Saturday: Hours open: 7:45am – 1:00pm and 2:30pm – 7:00pm. Masses: 8:00am, 10:30am, 12:30pm, 5:15pm (Vigil for Sunday). Celebrations: Rosary 4: 00pm. Confession: 9:00am – 11:45am and 3:00pm – 6:00pm. Vespers: 6:50pm.

Sunday: Hours open: 7:45am – 1:00pm and 2:30pm – 7:00pm. Masses: 8:00am, 10:00am, 11:15am. Celebrations: Rosary 3:30pm. No Confession. Vespers: 6:50pm.

Public holidays: (except holy days). Hours open: 8:15am – 12:30pm and 2:30pm – 7:00pm. Masses: 8:30am, 10:30pm. Celebrations: Rosary 3:30pm. No Confession. Vespers: 6:50pm.

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