This is a rare and beautiful St. Gerard Majella antique replica medal from France that reverses to Our Lady of Perpetual Help. This is a solid gold bronze piece that appears shiny gold. I am blessed to have this original in my collection and be able to share it with you.
This medal is signed by French artist Penin. Penin is spelled backwards on the St. Gerard side of the medal.
One side says "Saint Gerard Majella Priez PN" (pour nous) which means St. Gerard Majella Pray for Us. The other side says "ND (Notre Dame) du Perpetuel Secours Priez Pour Nous" which means Our Lady of Perpetual Help Pray for Us.
There is an option of the "Prayer for Expectant Mothers" or the "Prayer for Fertility" box insert (or no prayer).
The medal is 5/8 inch. The gold plated cable chain necklace is 18 or 22 inches long, but please contact me if a different length is preferred. The jump rings are gold filled.
This fine replica piece is cast in solid gold bronze using the lost wax method and produced in the U.S.A. Solid gold bronze does require periodic polishing with a cloth (more or less depending on things like lotions, chemicals and water), but will stay shiny gold. A polishing cloth is included.
This medal is available in shiny .925 sterling silver, antiqued .925 sterling silver, bronze, antique gold, shiny gold bronze and shiny 1K gold. Please see this link to view options. https://www.etsy.com/shop/HolyMomentsDotCom?search_query=gerard
Saint Gerard is the patron saint of unborn children, childbirth, expectant mothers and fertility. I can personally attest to the intercession of St. Gerard with the pregnancy of my first child. I was dialated 2 centimeters, hospitalized and expected to deliver at 30 weeks. My mother-in-law gave me a stuffed bear with a St. Gerard medal attached and his prayer card. We all prayed for St. Gerard's intercession. Doctors could not explain how my cervix closed back up and I delivered my son at 38 weeks.
This is a Holy Moments® Original piece.
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The medal and the prayer were lovely! Unfortunately, the medal was a gift, and my note was nowhere to be found; however, a note from someone who was not me was included.