Above the Shrine altar is a statue of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, sculpted from very rare “first quality” Carrara marble. So rare and expensive is Carrara marble that it is seldom used by artists. However, the exceptional quality of its effects are impossible to attain with other marbles, no matter how fine. Truly the sculptor of the Shrine statue brought out, in a wonderful manner, the beauty and the purity looked in Her whom it represents.
The statue of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal was said to have been donated by the McBride Brothers in honor of their Mother. They were the builders of the Shrine. At the time (1927), it was supposed to be valued at $1000.