Saint medals are the most common kind of saint jewelry, and they are a great way to remind ourselves of our favorite saint. One of the most widely practiced personal devotions today is wearing a patron saint medal. With patrons and protectors for all types of vocations and life events, there is a saint for you. Some people wear saint medals because that saint is their patron saint. Some wear them as a sort of protection, that is, if the medal is blessed. Some wear saint medals as a devotion or a reminder of a devotion.
The practice of wearing saint medals probably had its origins in Greece and Rome, where it is known citizens would wear amulets honoring their various gods around their necks. It seems that early Catholics adopted this practice, changing it so that the medals worn would honor Christian martyrs. Saint medallions are like a photograph of a beloved friend or relative, a reminder of someone we love and know loves us. We finger these medals in much the same way as we touch the frame of a portrait, as a sign of affection or devotion to the person portrayed.
Immaculate Heart Mary medallionThe Immaculate Heart of Mary is a devotional name used to refer to the interior life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, her joys and sorrows, her virtues and hidden perfections, and, above all, her virginal love for God the Father, her maternal love for her son Jesus, and her compassionate love for all people.
oxidized silver, imported from Italy, measure 1″ high and about 3/4″ across.
Joan of Arc medallionInvoke St. Joan of Arc to overcome enemies, for courage, spiritual strength, freedom from confining situation.
Our Lady of Guadalupe medallionOur Lady of Guadalupe, also known as the Virgin of Guadalupe, is a Roman Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary associated with a venerated image enshrined within the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.
oxidized silver, imported from Italy, measure 1″ high and about 3/4″ across
Sacred Heart of Jesus medallionThe devotion to the Sacred Heart is one of the most widely practiced and well-known Roman Catholic devotions, taking Jesus Christ’s physical heart as the representation of His divine love for humanity.
Saint Christopher medallionSt. Christopher is the patron saint of travelers and of children. His feast day is July 25. Because he is not officially recognized by the Church, he has no date of beatification or canonization. Despite these technicalities, it is widely thought that he was real and that he continues to intercede on behalf of Christians, especially children, today. oxidized silver, imported from Italy, measure 1″ high and about 3/4″ across.
Saint Expedite MedallionGo to Saint Expedite when you want quick results. People petition him because he is said to make things happen very quickly. Also for safe travel. 1″ high and about 3/4″ across. Finely detailed. oxidized silver, imported from Italy
Saint Francis of Assisi medallionSaint Francis is the beloved patron saint of animals, ecologists, and merchants and protects against dying alone.
St. Francis medals are popular among animal-lovers and nature enthusiasts alike.
Saint John the Baptist medallionSaint John the Baptist is also the patron saint of many different subjects, including builders, tailors, printers, baptism, conversion to faith, people dealing with storms and their effects, and people who need healing from spasms or seizures.
Saint Martha MedallionSaint Martha, also known as Martha the Dominator, is a beloved saint in the hoodoo tradition. She is known as the patron saint of hospitality, housewives, and people in the service industry.
Saint Michael the Archangel medallionSt. Michel is invoked for protection, especially from lethal enemies. He is also the patron of soldiers, police and doctors. oxidized silver, imported from Italy, measure 1″ high and about 3/4″ across.