This is for the purchase of a single Pre-owned Religious Medal- Oval Miraculous Medal Of The Immaculate Conception 1830. Estimated to be from the 1940s based on internet research of similar pictures. This truly is a vintage item that has been well cared for. Appears to have been cleaned by a previous owner but still has a nice patina. The item in photos is actual item being purchased. If you have any questions, please message me.
Details come from the following website- http://www.sistersofcarmel.com/about-the-miraculous-medal/
> The words and pictures engraved on the medal represent three closely tied messages. “O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.” The identity ofMary is explicitly revealed to us here: the Virgin Mary is immaculate from the moment of her conception. This privilege is already bestowed upon her through the merits of the Passion of Jesus Christ, and from it flows the all-powerful nature of her intercession for those who pray to her. This is why the Virgin invites all to have recourse to her in the difficulties of life. Her feet are planted on a half-ball, and they are crushing the head of a serpent. The half-ball is a half-globe, the world. The snake personifies Satan and the forces of evil.
> The Virgin Mary is herself engaged in a spiritual battle, the battle against evil, of which our world is the battlefield. She calls us also to follow God’s way, which is not the way of the world. It is this true grace resulting from one’s conversion that the Christian must ask of Mary to bring it to the whole world. Her hands are open and her fingers are adorned with rings, decorated with precious stones. Rays of light are emitted from these jewels, becoming increasingly bigger as they are beamed toward earth. The radiance of these beams reaffirms our trust in the fidelity of Mary (symbol of the rings) towards her Creator and towards her children, in her intervention (the rays of grace being beamed to earth), and in final victory (the light itself), since she, as the first disciple, is the first saved.
> On the back of the medal is an initial and a drawing which introduce us to the secret of Mary. The letter “M” is superimposed by the cross. The “M” is the initial of Mary; the cross is the cross of Christ. The two interlaced symbols represent the everlasting bond that ties Christ to his Holy Mother. Mary is associated with the mission of the salvation of humanity through her son Jesus, and by her compassion participates in the actual redemptive sacrifice of Christ. The heart crowned with thorns is the Heart of Jesus. It reminds us of the cruel circumstances surrounding the Passion of Christ, recounted in the Gospels. It represents His Passion offered for love of humanity. The heart pierced by a sword is the Heart of Mary, his Mother, reminding us of the prophecy of Simeon recounted in the Gospels, the day of the Presentation of Jesus in the temple of Jerusalem by Mary and Joseph. It represents the love of Christ that dwells within Mary and His love for us: for our Salvation she accepts the sacrifice of her own Son. The closeness of the two hearts expresses that the life of Mary is intimately tied to that of her Son, Jesus. Twelve stars are engraved around the medal. These correspond to the twelve apostles and represent the Church. To be of the Church is to love Christ and to participate in his Passion for the salvation of the world. Each baptized person is invited to become a part of the mission of Christ by uniting his heart with the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. The medal is a call for each of us to walk generously the path of love and sacrifice, like Our Lord and His Mother, to the point of a total gift of ourselves.
> Mary is standing on a globe, crushing the head of a serpent on the Front
> Traditional Marian Symbol on the Back
> Size- Approximately 1 1/2" Tall (including bail) x 3/4" Wide (at widest part)
> Medal is set in an outer Silver Bezel and shows incredible detail for the age estimated to be from the 1940's
Perfect for a collector.
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