Sister Mildred said that the medal which Our Lady asked to be made would be a shield against evil; that the picture or statue of Our Lady would be the protection of the home; and the display of the statue at the National Shrine in Washington, D.C., would be a special safeguard for our country. (Diary 16).
The medal is the only one in the world revealed by Our Lady with promises of the graces of purity of heart, love of Mary and Jesus and a shield of protection against evil spirits.
Sister Mildred said, “Those who wear the medal with great faith and fervent devotion to Our Lady will receive the grace of intense purity of heart and the particular love of the Holy Virgin and her Divine Son. Sinners will receive the grace of repentance and the spiritual strength to live as the children of Mary. As in life, so in death, this blessed medal will be as a shield to protect them against the evil spirits, and St. Michael himself will be at their side to allay their fears at the final hour.” (Diary 17).
The front side of the medal shows the image of Our Lady of America surrounded by the words, “By thy Holy and Immaculate Conception, O Mary, deliver us from evil.”
The reverse side of the medal shows the Coat of Arms of the Christian family with the Triangle and the Eye on the shield of the Precious Blood, through which sanctifying grace was made possible to fallen mankind. Now is the time for deliverance from evil and for the sanctification of the family.
To fulfill Our Lady’s requests and receive her promised peace and protection, we should wear the medal, display and venerate her image and study and live the Divine Indwelling. On July 18, 1980, Our Lady told Sister Mildred, “You must try to make my people understand that the life of God within them is the source of their peace and happiness. There is no other way. This is what my Son came to teach and bring and it was for this He lived and died. Unless this mystery of God’s Presence within is accepted and lived, peace will not come. It is the only way, believe me, my daughter.”