Size: a little under 1 1/2 inch
Material: Sterling silver
This medal shows St Anne with the Virgin Mary as a young girl. The inscription reads “Sainte Anne D’Auray P.P.N”.? P.P.N. is and abbreviation for “Priez Pour Nous” (Pray for Us – in French).
The reverse of the medal shows a traditional depiction of St Christopher carrying the Christ Child on his back. St Christopher is the patron saint of travelers, bachelors, and lifeguards.
St Anne was the mother of the Virgin Mary and the grandmother of Jesus. Although they are not mentioned in the Bible, Catholic tradition states that Anne and her husband Joaquim had a difficult time conceiving a child. Like several old testament mothers, Anne was visited by an angel who told her that they would have a baby. She then promised to dedicate her child to God. In fulfillment of that vow, her daughter, Mary, was dedicated to the Lord in the temple in Jerusalem at age 3. Images of St Anne traditionally show her teaching Mary since there is a tradition that Mary was an educated young woman.
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.
St Anne is the patron of mothers,
women who want to be mothers
people who want children
St Christopher is the patron saint of:
The Air Force