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A Miraculous Medal Story...

The Miraculous Medal: Stories, Prayers, and Devotions by Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle is one of our favorite titles here at Servant. It’s also a book that finds its way into the hands of a wide variety of readers. Here’s just one example, shared with me by Donna-Marie:

The past three years have been challenging for both sides of my family. Although I have always tried to hold my head high and accept each new day as a gift, at times it was hard. 

My special needs stepdaughter delivered two beautiful baby boys, ten months apart. A year ago, I was forced to report her to the Department of Children and Family Services for neglect, and the children were removed and placed in my home. The oldest suffers from many emotional disturbances and his younger brother is now beginning to show signs of trauma as well. This is where my connection to you began. I saw your book on the Miraculous Medal on my mom’s end table. I took the book home with me, but at the time I didn’t have time to read it. I immediately bought myself a medal, put it on, and have never taken it off. I also began praying to Mary and asking for her help with my new role, going from Grandma to Mama overnight. Mary has never let me down. Every time I have felt anxious or needed her, I have felt her presence. 

I finally began reading your book and I have been reading it every night for the past week. Your book has brought me another level of peace. I wanted to share my story with you and let you know that your book has helped strengthen my belief and trust in the Blessed Mother.

Thank you for what you do!

Working in book publishing, it’s so heartwarming to read stories like this from readers whose lives have been changed through reading one of our books. If you have a story you’d like to share with us, please comment below.


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"And now let us begin this journey, the Bishop and people, this journey of the Church of Rome, which presides in charity over all the Churches, a journey of brotherhood in love, of mutual trust. Let us always pray for one another. Let us pray for the whole world that there might be a great sense of brotherhood.

I will now give my blessing to you and to the whole world, to all men and women of good will."

-Papa Francis quote

He does not know you, yet he prays for you.
He will most likely never meet you, yet he loves you.

This is your chance to show your love, for as the Bible teaches, "Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven."