By Fr. René Laurentin

Publisher: Pauline Books & Media

2006, Softcover

On the evening of July 18, 1830, an extraordinary event occurred in the life of a young novice. Waking shortly before midnight at the insistent summons of an angel, Catherine Labouré hastened to make an appointment requested of her by the Virgin Mary. Over the next several months, this privileged young woman would understand that she was to be the carrier of a message greater than herself, a message that must remain a secret between her and heaven…

René Laurentin, author of the best-selling Bernadette Speaks, recounts the life of Catherine Labouré in this meticulously researched biography. Catherine Labouré: Visionary of the Miraculous Medal presents the fascinating and inspiring story of the French Sister of Charity who became the focus of much popular religious devotion, extending to our own time.

St. Catherine Labouré’s story of humility, courage, and holiness is unforgettable. Her quiet life of service is a powerful witness of how God can enter our lives and dwell intimately within our hearts. Sixteen pages of black-and-white photos are included. (From the back cover)