Size: 5/8 x 1/2 inch
Material: Sterling silver
This lovely oval shaped medal shows St Marguerite d’Youville on the front with her name engraved at the bottom of the medal. The back of the medal has a cross on it with the engraving “1701 – 1771.” These dates represent her birth on October 15, 1701 in Quebec, Canada and her death on December 23, 1771 in Montreal, Canada.
St Marguerite d’Youville was the oldest of six children. Her father died when she was seven and when her mother remarried the family moved to Montreal. When she was 21, she married to a man who proved to be a negligent, adulterous bootlegger. St Marguerite was the mother of six children, four of whom died in infancy; both surviving sons became priests. Widowed at 28, she founded a store to support her family. With the help of a priest and three like-minded women, she found the Sisters of Charity of the General Hospital of Montreal (Grey Nuns) to provide medical to the poor. Today the sisters work throughout Canada, the USA, Africa, and South America.
St Marguerite d’Youville is the patron of:
Loss of parents
Against the death of children
Victims of unfaithfulness
People ridiculed for their piety
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.
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