Virgin Mary Rosa Mystica and Black Madonna Of Fourviere Medal

What is a Black Madonna? By Susan Monroe

The first time I saw a Black Madonna medal, my reaction was ‘Our Lady of ….what?’ The names and locations of many of the Black Madonna representations are not familiar to us; however, they represent a unique and intensely spiritual time in the life of the Catholic Church.

Sterling Joan Of Arc On Horseback Medal

Catholic Medals Can Be History Lessons

Often when we think of Catholic medals, we think of medals showing a saint, Blessed Mary or a crucifix. However some medals also show historical events. Below are four medals in the Rosa Mystica Medals collection which are saint medals but also a lesson in history.