I didn't even know there was a shrine in Perryville, but there is: The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal.
News out of Perryville, Missouri:
have exciting news to share! Earlier this year a young man, who wishes
to remain anonymous, gifted the National Shrine of Our Lady of the
Miraculous Medal with an heirloom, first-class relic of St. Catherine
Labouré.The relic was given to his grandmother by a priest friend and
was then passed on to the young man years later. After prayerful
consideration, he felt sure the relic belonged in a place where it could
be seen and venerated by the public—not hidden away in his safety
deposit box. He found our Lady’s Shrine while searching the internet
and made a special visit to Perryville to “check us out.” After his
visit and tour of the Shrine, the grounds, and the Miraculous Medal
office, he knew in his heart that he had found the right home for his
relic of St. Catherine to reside. Of course, we are honored and blessed
that this young man chose to pass on his precious heirloom to us.
that we have prepared St. Catherine’s relic for veneration here at our
Lady’s Shrine, it will be available every Monday night before and after
the Miraculous Medal Novena which begins at 7:15 p.m. (followed by Mass
at 7:30 p.m.).
we all be reminded of St. Catherine’s exemplary cooperation in the
mission Mary gave her. Let us also be inspired to call on Catherine in
prayer, and on the grace of God to live the same faith-filled life that