Fr. Prudencio Rodriguez de Yurre, C.M., recently appeared on the Upon This Rock Television Ministry in Los Angeles, for which he was interviewed by Jan Marie Halphen about the Miraculous Medal and the Blessed Mother’s apparitions to St. Catherine Laboure, a quiet and pious Daughter of Charity, in 1830 France. Fr. Prudencio tells the story of how Mary appeared to St. Catherine three times and instructed her to create and distribute the Miraculous Medal after revealing the medal’s design to her.

Telling only her spiritual advisor, St. Catherine carried the secret of her visitation with Mary the rest of her life, finally telling her Sister Superior near the end of her life after decades of quiet service to the aged. By this time, the Miraculous Medal had been distributed widely, the beginning of what would become a worldwide movement that continues today.

Watch the interview HERE.