St. Catherine Laboure, pray for us!

Short Biography St. Catherine Laboure (1806-1876)
At the age of eight, her mother died. She took care of the family. She joined the Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul at chatillion in 1830, taking the name Catherine, and was sent to the Rue du Bac Convent in Paris. Almost at once she began to experience a series of visions of Our Lady in the chapel of the convent, and is most remembered by the request of Our Lady to have a medal struck honoring the Immaculate Conception. Her visions were approved as authentic in 1836 by a special commission appointed by the archbishop. She was canonized in 1947.
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