Miraculous Medal lg
Size; 2" x 1.25"
This medal has the prayer, "Mary Conceived without sin pray for us who have recourse to thee", this is in French in honor of her vistation to Sister Catherine Laboure by Blessed Virgin Mary in Rue du Bac, Paris, France. The Blessed Mother asked for a medal to be made for her children, she told Sister Catherine what she wanted it to look like.
On the front Mary stands on a dome, crushing a serpent beneath her feet. Rays shoot out from Mary's hands, which she told Catherine, "Symbolizes the graces I shed upon those who ask for them". The prayer is framing this image. On the reverse side has a cross-bar-surmounts a large bold "M". Twelve stars disperse around the perimeter. Two hearts are depicted underneath the "M", the left lapped with a crown of thorns, the right skewed by a sword. From each, a flame emanates from the top.