Miraculous Medal (Large)

$6.00

9 in stock

Description

  • 4.5cm x 3cm
  • Blue Enamel
  • Nickel-plated silvertone
  • Please let us know if you want to get the medals blessed before shipping.
    • The blessing will be done by priests of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter in Latin according to the Rituale Romanum.

The Front Side

Mary stands on a globe, crushing a serpent beneath her feet. Describing the original vision, Catherine said the Blessed Mother appeared radiant as a sunrise, “in all her perfect beauty.”
Rays shoot out from Mary’s hands, which she told Catherine, “… symbolize the graces I shed upon those who ask for them.”
Words from the vision form an oval frame around Mary: “O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.”
Seen as a matrix, the elements of the front design encapsulate major Marian tenets:

Quality of Our Lady As Illustrated by the Medal

  • Mother — Her open arms, the “recourse” we have in her.
  • Immaculate — The words, “conceived without sin.”
  • Assumed into Heaven — She stands on the globe.
  • Mediatrix — Rays from her hands symbolizing “graces.”
  • Our Protection — Crushes the serpent (Gn 3:15).

The Reverse Side

  • A cross-and-bar surmounts a large, bold “M.”
  • 12 stars disperse around the perimeter.
  • Two hearts are depicted underneath the “M,” the left lapped with a crown of thorns, the right skewed by a sword.
  • From each, a flame emanates from the top. Again, employing a grid analysis, we can see how the reverse-side design contains great symbolism reflecting major tenets of the Catholic faith.

Design Element and its Catholic Meaning

  • The large letter “M” — Mary as Mother, Mediatrix.
  • Cross and bar — Jesus’ Cross of Redemption.
  • 12 stars — 12 Apostles, who formed the first Church.
  • Left Heart — The Sacred Heart, who died for our sins.
  • Right Heart — The Immaculate Heart, who intercedes for us.
  • Flames — The burning love Jesus and Mary have for us.

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