Size: 1 x 3/4 inch
Material: Sterling silver
This lovely medal shows the Virgin Mary with her arms outstretched as “Our Lady of Mercy”. The inscription around the edge is in French and translates as “O Mary Conceived Without Sin Pray for Us Who Have Recourse to You”. The reverse shows the traditional back of the Miraculous Medal which features the letter “M” surmounted by a cross and surrounded by 12 stars.
The Miraculous Medal was created by Saint Catherine Laboure following her vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1830. Mary appeared to St Catherine, a nun, in the chapel of the Daughters of Charity on the Rue du Bac in Paris and gave specific instructions for how the medal should look and promised special graces to those who wear it. Many Catholics believe that wearing the medal with faith can bring special graces through the intercession of Mary at the hour of death. The medal should serve as constant physical reminders of the wearer’s devotion and Mary’s promise.
The medal was cast in sterling silver from an antique medal in the Rosa Mystica Collection so it shows all the beauty and history of the original piece. It comes with a matching holy card in an organza gift bag, ready for gift-giving, and was made in the USA.