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Traditional Miraculous Medals - French Inscription (Made in France)
The first Miraculous Medals ever made were in French
Each medal is hand made by a master craftsmen with utmost care. These works of art are produced in the manner used during the Middle Ages. They start by hand stamping the medal into a solid disk of prime bronze. This allows for the crisp detail found in these medals. Next, each medal is triple plated with sterling silver. This durable and thick plating gives it a life time warranty and allows for one even to engrave on them. The craftsmen finishes each piece by applying antiquing compound and then slowly polishing them until a soft patina is produced.
24 Inch Box Chain
Front of the Medal
Mary is standing upon a globe, crushing the head of a serpent beneath her foot. She stands upon the globe, as the Queen of Heaven and Earth. Her feet crush the serpent to proclaim Satan and all his followers are helpless before her (Gn 3:15). The year of 1830 on the Miraculous Medal is the year the Blessed Mother gave the design of the Miraculous Medal to Saint Catherine Laboue. The reference to Mary conceived without sin supports the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of Mary not to be confused with the virgin birth of Jesus, and referring to Marys sinlessness, full of grace and blessed among women (Luke 1:28) that was proclaimed 24 years later in 1854.
The inscription states: "O Mary, Conceived Without Sin, Pray For Us Who Have Recourse To Thee."
Back of the Medal
The twelve stars can refer to the Apostles, who represent the entire Church as it surrounds Mary. They also recall the vision of Saint John, writer of the Book of Revelation (12:1), in which a great sign appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of 12 stars. The cross can symbolize Christ and our redemption, with the bar under the cross a sign of the earth. The M stands for Mary, and the interleaving of her initial and the cross shows Marys close involvement with Jesus and our world. In this we see Marys part in our salvation and her role as mother of the Church. The two hearts represent the love of Jesus and Mary for us. (See also Lk 2:35).