The Miraculous Medal App

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Developed by the Central Association for the Miraculous Medal.

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Free app, available for Android and iOS. For more information visit  www.MiraculousMedal.org (and while you are there, you can even order a free miraculous medal).

The “worth it for this feature alone” features:

Minutes with Mary

From the Miraculous Medal Shrine in Philadelphia, PA, there are about 25 Marian teaching videos that are a little over a minute each. While Fr. Carl Pieber, C.M. is giving a reflective teaching on how Mary’s model of faith can mold our spiritual journey, beautiful images and art grace the screen.  I did not get to view them all – but the ones that I did really touched my heart, and caused me to really ponder the blessing of Mary’s example and intercession.

Tour the Shrine

One of my favorite EWTN shows is “The Faithful Traveler” because I love touring all the beautiful Catholic places in our great country (and now the show has gone abroad), without leaving the comfort of my living room or paying a single toll.  These videos reminded me of the intimidate tours you would find watching the Faithful Traveler. While the second video did not work for me, the ones that did were thoroughly informative.  I felt as if I was standing in the Shrine for a private tour.

Praying the Miraculous Medal Novena 

Fr. Carl Pieber, C.M. leads us in the Perpetual Miraculous Medal Novena prayers.

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Other features:

Pray the Rosary

There is a 22 minute video available to watch, or maybe better just to listen – because the camera remains on the speaker the entire duration – with which to pray the rosary.

Media from the Miraculous Medal Shrine

Fr. Michael Whalen, C.M., Fr. Michael Nguyen, C.M., Fr. Charles Krieg, C.M., and others share weekly sermons (video or audio) from the shrine. They run approximately 55 minutes.  These are up-to-date, and I really enjoyed them.  I learned a lot.

Some things that need updating:

  • News and Events – the last post is from May 11, 2012
  • Join Our Prayer Family – came up blank (at least on my phone)
  • Miraculous Medal Story – I was unable to play the video
  • Thank You Mary – private testimonials (all from 2012 – and some broken links)
  • The “NEW” and “LIVE” options are out of date or not active (at least the times I went on)

Overall:

The app has some great features that are definitely worth taking a look at.  As always, when it’s a free app my feeling is you can’t go wrong downloading and perusing.  Even if we don’t decide to continue using it, there is always something we can glean from the little (or long) time we spend engaged with it.

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Copyright 2013 Allison Gingras

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Allison Gingras, founder www.ReconciledToYou.com (RTY); and host of A Seeking Heart on Breadbox Media weekdays 10 am ET. Allison created the "Words with" daily devotional App Series: Words with Jesus and Words with Mary. Allison offers retreats and talks on: Forgiveness; Works of Mercy; Trust and JOY!

3 Comments

  1. Dear Allison at Catholicmom.com – We, from the Central Association of the Miraculous Medal are delighted that you have reviewed our App for Apple and Android!

    We are excited that you pointed out our “weaknesses” because it gives us a chance to mention that the server that is carrying our Free Miraculous Medal App (for iPhone – you can still download on iPad – but you have to click iPhone) is being updated and all of the items you mentioned are going to be updated.

    We are having our 85th Solemn Novena featuring Fr. Charles Krieg, CM starting Nov 18 ending Nov 26 and will have daily posts!

    Thank you again for this wonderful feedback and attention! And please feel free to review our facebook page at Mary’s Miraculous Medal Family, where we pray daily with 66,000 Marian in a prayer chain!

    Lizanne Magarity Pando, Director of Communications, CAMM

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  3. Allison Gingras on

    Lizanne — love this App. Please be sure to let me know if and when any updates/upgrades are done to the App. I would be happy to do a follow up piece, as I can see how much more this App has potential to offer. I also know, as an App Writer myself, it is hard to have something on the net with ‘weaknesses’ when you’ve worked so hard on the product. I really want to continue to help showcase the wonderful features – it really is a great Catholic App. God’s Many Blessings, Allison Gingras

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