July 5, 2022

Light a prayer candle honoring your grandparents in July.

FACESOFDEVOTION: Generations of Mary's Shrine

Pope Francis calls upon Catholics to celebrate July 24 as World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. In honor of this festive occasion, The Miraculous Medal Shrine shares the story of Assunta Cerrato Romero, whose family devotion to Our Lady’s Shrine spans four generations. This commemoration provides us all with the opportunity to strengthen our own family bonds by visiting the foot of Mary’s altar and praying to receive her blessings.



June 6-August 1: Summer Novena and Mass Details>>

July 5: Spanish-language Novena and Mass, 10:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.

      at The Miraculous Medal Shrine Details>>

July 14: Young Adult Holy Hour: Jesus Remember Me Details>>

August 2: Spanish-language Novena and Mass, 10:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.

      at The Miraculous Medal Shrine Details>>

Visit the Shrine this Summer

Summer is the perfect time of year to experience the beauty and grace of The Miraculous Medal Shrine and the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception with its Romanesque architecture, illuminating stained glass, glorious statues and artwork, and colorful gardens, all focused on Marian devotion. Whether you live in Philadelphia or just visiting, the Shrine is an essential destination.

Let us help you PLAN YOUR VISIT.

Summer Novena of Hope

Dates: Nine Mondays from June 6 to August 1

Mass Times: 9:00 a.m., 12:05 p.m., 6:30 p.m. (ET)

Location: The Miraculous Medal Shrine (Directions)

Livestream: 12:05 p.m. Mass (Click here)

Mary, Our Blessed Mother, is known by many different titles, which deepen our understanding of how she empowers us to become a community of disciples fashioned in the image of Jesus. Join us on Mondays through August 1 when The Miraculous Medal Shrine will elevate the various titles of Mary through the prayer of the Novena and the celebration of Holy Mass.

CLICK HERE for the complete Summer Novena schedule.

St. Vincent's Rosary Walk

& Our Lady of Knock Shrine

Creating an outdoor sanctuary for prayer and meditation.


Help support this initiative to create an outdoor sanctuary that will provide a prayerful oasis for devotees and preservation of green space for neighborhood residents to promote their spiritual, physical, and mental health. This green space will include a Rosary Walk, Meditation Garden, Marian Garden for Children, and Our Lady of Knock Shrine for prayer, solitude, and sanctuary.

CLICK HERE to learn more and support the effort.

Show Your Marian Devotion in July

Whether your summer plans include family picnics, visits to the beach, or quality time with your children, the Gift Shop at The Miraculous Medal Shrine can help you show your devotion to the Blessed Mother.

The shop offers sun hats and tumblers suitable for any outing, as well as rosary-making kits ideal for craft days at home. Our patriotic Fourth of July gifts are still available, too.


The twine rosary-making kit with instructions is suitable for all ages and skill levels.


Statue of St. Anne holding Mary from the collection of The Miraculous Medal Shrine.

July 26 is the feast day of St. Anne and St. Joachim, parents of the Virgin Mary and grandparents of Jesus. Anne and Joachim were childless for many years before the Angel Gabriel appeared to them and declared they would bear a child who would be dedicated to God. When Mary was three, Anne and Joachim brought her to the Temple of Jerusalem in fulfillment of the prophecy.


by Fr. Al Pehrsson, CM, of St. Catherine’s Infirmary, Philadelphia

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