Size: approximately 5/8 x 7/8 inch
Material: Sterling silver
This lovely medal features St Margaret triumphantly standing in front of a dragon which represents satan. She holds a palm branch in her hand to symbolize her martyrdom.
The golden legend states that St Margaret of Antioch took a vow of perpetual virginity, but her beauty caught the eye of Olybrius, a local Roman prefect. When she refused his offer of marriage, he cruelly persecuted her for her Christian Faith and threw her into prison. The story says that while in prison she encountered satan in the form of a dragon. The dragon attempted to swallow her, but the crucifix she carried irritated his throat so much that he was forced to disgorge her. Because of her safe delivery from the dragon she was made the patron saint of childbirth.
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 Margaret is the patron saint of:
women in labor
for a safe labor and delivery