When the Blessed Mother appeared to Saint Catherine Laboure in 1830 she requested that a medal be struck to her specifications. The resulting medal, though not exactly what the Blessed Mother had asked for, became the Miraculous Medal. The technology to strike the medal to the Blessed Mother's original specifications was not available in the 19th century. However, in the 20th century, Mary Kathryn Johnson received by locution from the Blessed Mother, The Rest of the Story. Read and you will discover just how this new medal The Virgin of the Globe came about.