Miraculous Medal With Blue Accent 24kt Gold Plate Over Sterling with 18" Chain

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Description:

Embrace your faith with this captivating Blessed Mother Mary Miraculous Medal Necklace.  Made of high quality 24 Karat Gold Plate Over Sterling Silver with light blue accent. The blue is an important color in the artistic traditions of Christianity and has deep spiritual meanings that bring out different attributes of the Blessed Mother Mary. It is a sacred color that reminds us of Mary’s faithfulness and her privileged role in salvation history. There's no better way to demonstrate your faith and devotion to the Blessed Mother Mary.

“Have a medal struck after this model. All who wear it will receive great graces; they should wear it around the neck. Graces will abound for those who wear it with confidence.” ~ Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Paris, France

Item No.: CR-VP1751

Features: 

  • This radiant and lightweight necklace is beautifully handcrafted with the Mother Mary Miraculous Medal with the inscription, “O Mary Conceived Without Sin Pray For Us Who Have Recourse To Thee.”
  • Made of 24 Karat Gold Plate Over Sterling Silver with Blue accent.
  • The Miraculous Medal measures 1” H.
  • Includes 18" L Chain Necklace.
  • Comes in a beautiful jewelry box ready for gift giving.

Story & Symbolism:

Often known as the Medal of the Immaculate Conception, this medal originated in St. Catherine Labouré's vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1830. Wearing a medal of faith and dedication reminds us of the love and protection that Our Lady gives to all the children of Heaven.

The Meaning of the Front Side of the Miraculous Medal:

The vision then changed to show our Lady standing on a globe with her arms now outstretched and with the dazzling rays of light still streaming from her fingers. Framing the figure was an inscription: “O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.”

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 Labouré. 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 Mary's sinlessness, “full of grace” and “blessed among women” (Luke 1:28)—that was proclaimed 24 years later in 1854.

The Meaning of the Back Side of the Miraculous Medal:

The vision turned and showed the design of the reverse side of the medal. Twelve stars encircled a large "M" from which arose a cross. Below are two hearts with flames arising from them. Thorns encircle one heart and a sword pierces the other.

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 Mary’s close involvement with Jesus and our world. In this, we see Mary’s 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).