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The Miraculous Medal Shrine Pendant Germantown PA

The Miraculous Medal Shrine Pendant Germantown PA

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The design for this medal is said to have been revealed to St. Catherine Labouré at the Rue de Bac Chapel in 1830 by the Virgin Mary herself.  St. Catherine reported that Mary appeared to her standing on a globe, with dazzling rays of light streaming from her outstretched hands and told her, "Have a medal struck upon this model. Those who wear it will receive great graces, especially if they wear it around the neck. Those who repeat this prayer with devotion will be, in a special manner, under the protection of the Mother of God. Graces will be abundantly bestowed upon those who have confidence." The first medals were made in Paris in 1832.  This pin is from Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  According to the Miraculous Medal Shrine there, the back of the pendant symbolizes the following: "The interweaving of Mary’s 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.

Beneath the Cross, bar, and the M are two hearts side‐by‐side: the Sacred Heart of Jesus crowned with thorns and the Immaculate Heart of Mary pierced by a sword. The two hearts represent the love of Jesus and Mary for us.

The twelve stars signify the twelve tribes of Israel and the twelve 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 Miraculous Medal Shrine in Philadelphia was created in 1927.

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Size: 1.125" x 1.5"

Condition: Antique

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