The AMM was established in Australia in 2001, and Fr. Gregory Gay CM, then Director General of the AMM, approved the National Statutes for Australia on 28th February, 2008.
The origins of the medal go back to the apparitions in 1830 of Our Lady to St. Catherine Labouré, a humble novice of the Daughters of Charity in Paris. The medal was struck in accordance with the instructions given by Our Lady and has been described as a “Marian microcosm” because of its extraordinary symbolism.
AMM is an approved apostolate of the Daughters of Charity and of the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians). Members of the AMM are members of the Vincentian Family that lives and manifests the spirituality of St. Vincent de Paul.
The purpose of the Association
• To honour Mary conceived without sin
• To assist the faith development of its members
• To render some form of service to those in need
“to bring good news to the poor and set free the oppressed.” (Lk.4-18)