O God, who brought your servant Abraham out of the land of the Chaldeans, protecting him in his wanderings, who guided the Hebrew people across the desert, we ask that you watch over us, your servants, as we walk in the love of your name to Santiago de Compostela.
Be for us our companion on the walk,
Our guide at the crossroads,
Our breath in our weariness,
Our protection in danger,
Our albergue on the Camino,
Our shade in the heat,
Our light in the darkness,
Our consolation in our discouragements,
And our strength in our intentions.
So that with your guidance we may arrive safe and sound at the end of the Road and enriched with grace and virtue we return safely to our homes filled with joy.
Unique medal honoring St. Mary Magdalen. Mary Magdalen was a devoted follower of Christ. Filled with sorrow over her sin, she anointed Jesus' feet and repented. He turned to her and said, "Your faith has made you safe; go in peace." From that moment on, Mary humbly served Jesus and His Apostles. Mary witnessed Jesus' last moments with Mary, His Mother, and John. She stood my His Cross and anointed Him at the tomb. She discovered the empty tomb on Easter morning and was the first person to encounter the Risen. Christ chose to show Himself first to Mary Magdalen, the repentant sinner. St. Mary Magdalen is the patroness of penitents, converts, perfumers and pharmacists. Her feast day is celebrated on July 22. PRAYER TO MARY MAGDALEN Saint Mary Magdalen, woman of many sins, who by conversion became the beloved of Jesus, thank you for your witness that Jesus forgives through the miracle of love. You, who already possess eternal happiness in His glorious presence, please intercede for me, so that some day I may share in the same everlasting joy. Amen. Beautiful and unique medals honoring our saints and celebrating the special moments in our lives on rosarium.etsy.com
Unique medal honoring St. Benedict. Benedict was born in Nursia, Italy in 480. He was born into Roman nobility and was the twin brother of St. Scholastica. While studying in Rome he was disappointed by the corruption and temptations of the time. He withdrew from society and became a hermit in a cave near Subiaco and remained there for three years in the care of a monk named Romanus. He was known for his holiness, wisdom and miracles that spread far and wide. While in the cave, he was asked to be an abbot in a nearby community of monks. He accepted, but when the monks resisted his strict rule and tried to poison him, he left. In 530 Benedict began a great monastery at Mont Cassino, the birthplace of Western monasticism, asceticism, community life, and common sense. The spirit of St. Benedict's Rule is summed up in the motto of the Benedictine Confederation: pax ("peace") and the traditional ora et labor ("pray and work"). St Benedict is the patron against evil and the protector of Europe. His feast day is celebrated on July 11. As we advance in the religious life and faith, we shall run the way of God's commandments with expanded hearts and unspeakable sweetness of love; so that never departing from His guidance and persevering in the monastery in His doctrine till death, we may by patience share in the sufferings of Christ, and be found worthy to be coheirs with Him of His kingdom. - The Rule of St. Benedict, Prologue Beautiful and unique medals honoring our saints and celebrating the special moments in our lives on rosarium.etsy.com
Unique vintage medal honoring Blessed Junipero Serra. Miguel Jose Serra was born on the island of Majorca in 1713. He took the name of 'Junipero' when he entered the Franciscan Order and in honor of Brother Juniper who was a Franciscan and a companion of St. Francis. He left for Mexico City in 1750 and spent the rest of his life converting the people of the New World. Junipero was a dedicated missionary and was sent to California from Mexico City where he founded the twenty-one California missions and converted thousands of Indians. His dedication and passion for his faith and his people earned him the name 'Apostle of Califonia'. Blessed Junipero Serra is the patron of vocations. His feast day is celebrated on July 1. PRAYER FOR THE CANONIZATION OF BLESSED JUNIPERO SERRA O Lord Jesus Christ, reward the apostolic zeal of Your servant, Blessed Junipero Serra, who departing his native Spain, labored for the salvation of souls in Mexico and California. Grant that, as we honor him for his dedication to You, he may be recognized as a saint in the Church. Through Blessed Junipero's intercession, kindly grant the favor I request. Amen. Beautiful and unique medals honoring our saints and celebrating the special moments in our lives on rosarium.etsy.com