Size: a little over 1/2 inch
Material: Sterling silver
This medal from shows St Charles Borromeo in his cardinal vestments holding his crozier and a cross. The Latin inscription across the top of the medal is “Sancte Charles Borromeo OPP (Ora Pro Nobis)” which means Saint Charles Borromeo Pray For Us.”
St Charles Borromeo was born to a wealthy, noble family and was the nephew of Pope Pius, IV. St Charles studied civil and canon law and studied under the future Pope Gregory XIII. He was abbot for several abbeys before was became a cardinal in 1560 at the age of 22. St Charles spent his life and fortune in the service of the people of his diocese. He enforced the decrees of the Council of Trent, defended the Church against the followers of Martin Luther, and founded schools for the poor, seminaries and hospitals. St Charles was a teacher, confessor and parish priest to St Aloysius Gonzaga, giving him his first communion.
St Charles Borromeo is patron
against stomach diseases
against intestinal disorders
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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