Size: approximately 3/4 inch
Material: Sterling silver
This lovely French medal shows St Odile praying before an altar. On the altar is a book and on the book are two eyes. Due to the wear of time, the eyes are difficult to see.
St Odile was born blind to the family of the Duke of Alsace Lord. Because she was a girl and disabled, the family decided to put her out. Rather that having her killed, she was given to a peasant family. Taken in by a convent at age twelve, she gained her sight upon being touched by chrism during her baptism. Her brother wanted her back for use in an arranged marriage; when he heard of his son’s machinations and St Odile’s miraculous healing her father was so angry that he struck and killed the brother. St Odile raised her brother back to life, then fled to the convent to escape the marriage. Her father followed her, but when a mountain opened a cave to hide her, and then dropped rocks on him, he gave up the idea. She joined the abbey and eventually became abbess. Founded the Hohenburg Abbey on the Odilienberg mountain in Alsace.
St Odile is patron
against eye disease
against eye problems
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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