Large 9ct yellow gold Miraculous medal with inscription engraved on border.
This medal is approximately 30mm x 21mm.
The origins of the miraculous medal dates back to 1830 when Catherine Labouré, a young nun in Paris, saw a vision of Mary repeatedly. In each vision, she saw the Blessed Mother presented to her as standing inside an oval frame with an inscription around the frame that said, “O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.” The Virgin Mary could be seen in the vision as standing on a globe with rays of light coming from her hands in the direction of the globe. The nun’s repeated visions also showed her that some of the rays of light were not touching the globe like the rest. When she asked Mary about these rays, she reportedly answered the nun by saying, “Those are the graces for which people forget to ask.” Catherine Labouré also reported that Mary asked her to bring these visions and words to others in the form of a protective medallion so that, “All who wear them will receive great graces,” according to Mary.
The nun was observed for two years and when her visions were deemed valid by the church, the request to create the miraculous medal was finally granted. Today, these medals are worn by millions of Christians around the world to show their faith and connection to the Blessed Mother.