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Chapel of Miraculous Medal, Paris

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 Laboure who had apparitions of the Virgin there. Paris monuments.

St Catherine Laboure

On July 18th 1830, the Holy Virgin appeared to Catherine Laboure 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 Laboure 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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Chapel mass times

Sunday and religious holidays, opening: 7.45am - 1pm and 2.30pm - 7pm. Masses: 8-10-11.30. Rosary at 3.30pm. Vespers: 6.50pm. Monday, opening: 7.45am - 1pm and 2.30pm - 7pm. Masses: 8-10.30-12.30. Rosary at 3.30pm. Confession 9am - 11.45am and 3pm - 6pm. Vespers: 6.50pm. Tuesday, opening: 7.45am - 7pm. Masses: 8am - 10.30 - 12.30am - 3.30pm - 5.15pm. Worship 1.30pm - 2.30pm and 6.15pm - 6.45pm. Confession: 9am - 11.45am and 3pm - 6pm. Vespers: 6.50pm. Wenesday, opening: 7.45am - 1pm and 2.30pm - 7pm. Masses: 8 - 10.30 - 12.30am. Rosary at 3.30 pm. Confession: 9am - 11.45am and 3pm - 6pm. Evensong: 6.50pm. Thursday, opening: 7.45am - 1pm and 2.30pm - 7pm. Masses: 8 - 10.30 - 12.30am. Rosary at 3.30pm. Confession: 9am - 11.45am and 3pm - 6pm. Evensong: 6.50pm. Friday, opening: 7.45am - 1pm and 2.30pm - 7pm. Masses: 8 - 10.30 - 12.30am. Stations of the Cross at 3.30 pm. Confession: 9am - 11.45am and 3pm - 6pm. Evensong: 6.50pm. Saturday, opening: 7.45am - 1pm and 2.30pm - 7pm. Masses: 8 - 10.30 - 12.30am. Anticipated mass at 5.15pm. Rosary at 4pm. Confession: 9am - 11.45am and 3pm - 5pm. Evensong: 6.50pm. Sunday, opening: 7.45am - 1pm and 2.30pm - 7pm. Masses: 8 - 10.30 - 12.30am. Rosary at 3.30pm. Evensong: 6.50pm.

Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, Paris
Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, Paris

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.


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