Detroit, MI. Evangelist Maisa was clearly excited. She recently sent us a note, telling us of an amazing encounter she had while out to dinner with her family on the eve of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.

It happened like this. Maisa’s family had gone to dinner after having attended a 7pm vigil mass for the Solemnity. The waitress’s kindness and sweetness throughout dinner inspired Maisa to give her a miraculous medal in gratitude. The problem was, Maisa didn’t have a miraculous medal – and she expressed to her family her regret at that fact.

A few moments later, mindlessly slipping her hand into her purse pocket where her rosary was, she felt a familiar shape – no, two of them! There were two of the shiniest miraculous medals she had ever seen in a fairly new purse she never had used to carry miraculous medals.

Let’s hear Maisa tell the rest: “I asked her if she would like a medal, and continued to explain the story behind it, and she said ‘Yes I would love to have one!’ She then became so intrigued and wanted to learn more about the Catholic faith. She took my number and email and said she was going to call me!! She said that she was searching, and was brought up in the Baptist tradition, but was never satisfied. I literally talked to her for over half an hour before I left. Please pray for her. Her name is Marica. I am still in awe!!”

Praise the Lord Jesus Christ! Our Lady, the Blessed Virgin Mary, his mother and our mother, is also known as the Immaculate Conception. From the first moment of her existence, she was made a pure, holy vessel for the divine Word of God. As such, she is the Arc of the New Covenant (see Rev 11:19-12f & Lk 1:39-56, comp. w/ 2 Sam 6), and continues to play an important role in Christ’s work of salvation, leading many to the Lord. This is why we give out the Miraculous Medal, and other items honoring her, fulfilling her prophecy, “Henceforth all generations will call me blessed!” May Marica come to know Christ Jesus more through the help of Our Lady!